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A Rationale for Further Herd Expansion on Florida Dairies
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Title: A Rationale for Further Herd Expansion on Florida Dairies
Physical Description: Fact Sheet
Creator: Giesy, Russell
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2002
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Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: "Original publication date November 2002. Reviewed September 2007."
General Note: "An133"
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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System ID: IR00001650:00001

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AN133 A Rationale for Further Herd Expansion on Florida Dairies1 Russell Giesy and Albert de Vries2 The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Larry Arrington, Dean Introduction Consumer Demand Trend in Herd Size

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A Rationale for Further Herd Expansion on Florida Dairies 2 Reasons for Herd Expansion on Florida Dairies Pay for environmental regulations.

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A Rationale for Further Herd Expansion on Florida Dairies 3 Gain productive efficiency Gain economies of scale Improve lifestyle Include family members Consumer demand Dairies are Becoming Environmentally Friendly

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A Rationale for Further Herd Expansion on Florida Dairies 4 Summary References

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