Flawed water decisions trickle down to dairymen, cattle feeders

Outlet: Greeley Tribune

August 2, 2011

Many dairymen and cattle feeders are justifiably nervous about feed prices this summer. While still significantly lower than the forage prices in California, New Mexico and Texas, it is a lot higher than our local dairies and feedlots are used to. It’s kind of like sticker shock. After a couple of years of terrible milk prices, the milk price has only come up to a profitable point just in time to face unheard-of shortages of feed and fodder…

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