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2003 Michigan Upper Peninsula Dairy Business Analysis Summary


  • Wittenberg, Eric
  • Wolf, Christopher A.


This report summarizes the financial and production records of 19 dairy farms across the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan. To be included, the farms must have produced at least 50 percent of gross cash farm income from milk and dairy animal sales. The farms in this report were located throughout Michigan. The records came from Michigan State University�s TelFarm/MicroTel project, the Farm Credit Service system, or by AgriSolutions in Michigan. The values were pooled into averages for reporting purposes. Farm records checked for accuracy. While considerable variation in the data exists, average values are reported in the summary tables and discussion that follow.

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  • Wittenberg, Eric & Wolf, Christopher A., 2004. "2003 Michigan Upper Peninsula Dairy Business Analysis Summary," Staff Papers 11625, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midasp:11625

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