We have been in the dairy business for more than 30 years. Half of that time was spent on a typical New England freestall operation, the remaining time on a large Western purchased feed, drylot type of dairy.
Financially, 2009 was the worst year ever in the dairy business. The pundits all spouted that it could never happen again, that it was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.
Well, here we are, three years later, zero change in dairy policy or production management and history is repeating itself quite quickly.