Factors Affecting Income Over Feed Cost by County on Northeast Texas Dairies

  • M. J. Ellerbrock
  • J. S. Norwood
  • J. D. Roach
Keywords: Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Income Over Feed, cost, dairies

Abstract

Using Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) records on Northeast Texas farms, this study develops a predictive model of Income Over Feed cost (IOFC) for the region as a whole and for individual counties. Emphasis is placed on factors under a manager's regular control, as opposed to long run structural changes or investments. The findings present quantitative estimates of the in-fluence of various factors on IOFC; e.g., each hour between milkings from a.m. to p.m. tended to reduce IOFC per cow by $0.47 to $0.51 per day, whereas the pounds of concentrate fed, Holstein breed and month of March raised IOFC by $0.38, $4.16, and $0.95 per day, respectively.
Published
2016-12-16
How to Cite
Ellerbrock, M. J., Norwood, J. S., & Roach, J. D. (2016). Factors Affecting Income Over Feed Cost by County on Northeast Texas Dairies. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1, 2-7. Retrieved from https://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/320
Section
Research Articles