The dairy industry underwent dramatic restructuring in the last 50 or so years. The 1997 U.S. Department of Agriculture report by Manchester and Blayney, The Structure of Dairy Markets: Past, Present, Future, described selected dairy product markets, firms in the markets, and changes in the markets and firms for the 1975-99 period. This report provides a similar examination of milk production. Structural changes in milk production are a result of long-term evolutionary processes such as adoption of technological innovations, changes in the production system, and specialization. The key features of milk production examined in this report are the quantity of milk produced and the location, number, size, and business organization of dairy farms.
Category: Animals and Animal Products:Dairy Keyword: milk, dairies, and dairy farming Latest Release: Jun 1, 2002
This report concerns organic product prices. Included in this report are specialty crops, grains, poultry and eggs, and dairy. The data for each commodity contains its price range as well as the prior year's prices. Also included for select commodities are price trends from both the current and prior year.
Category: Agriculture Economics and Management:Retail and Market Prices, Animals and Animal Products:Dairy, Crops and Crop Products:Grains and Oilseeds, Crops and Crop Products:Fruits, Animals and Animal Products:Livestock, and Crops and Crop Products:Vegetables and Pulses Keyword: organic Latest Release: Apr 1, 2019
This report provides insecticide use information on the dairy cattle sector of agriculture. All data refer to the on-farm use of active ingredients contained in insecticides applied during the 1999 calendar year. Data is provided in a rate per head per application and rate per head per year format. Insecticides are applied to cattle and cattle facilities to control mange/mites, lice, flies, and other pests. Pharmaceutical products that treat cattle specifically for internal pests are excluded from the report, however dual purpose products that treat both external and internal pests and can be applied externally are included. Additionally, information on chemical insecticide applications made to cattle facilities is also provided in the report.
Category: Animals and Animal Products:Dairy and Agriculture Economics and Management:Production Practices Keyword: animal parasites and pests, insecticides, cattle, topical application, and cattle facilities Latest Release: Apr 26, 2000