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  1. Wisconsin Dairy Modernization Survey UW-Extension 2008 Mark W. Mayer, Dairy & Livestock Agent, Green County David W. Kammel, Biological Engineering, UW-Madison

  2. 30 Counties Represented 104 Surveys Received 99 Surveys In Data Set

  3. General Farm Information

  4. Parlor Construction &Type n = 92

  5. New vs. Used n = 91 n = 89

  6. Labor for Parlor Average Time For Parlor Conversion: 17 weeks Range of Time to Convert: 4 to 104 Weeks

  7. Labor Provided for ParlorNew Construction vs. Retrofit

  8. Time for Parlor Conversion

  9. Parlor Construction &Type n = 34 n = 55

  10. Parlor Cost per Milking Stall2008 Dollars

  11. Cow Housing Facility n = 78

  12. Manure Handling and Storage n = 112 n = 107

  13. Manure Storage and Bedding n = 77 n = 101

  14. Replacement Housing n = 101 n = 86

  15. Milking System Throughput Change = 21.4 cows/person/hour P = 0.000

  16. Pre and Post Labor Requirements Average Per Cow/Day **P= <.001 *P= <.01

  17. Pre and Post Labor Requirements Average Per Cow/Day **P= <.001 *P= <.01

  18. Reduced Labor Requirements

  19. Economic Impacts from Reduced Labor Per Cow

  20. Cow Benefits Observed

  21. Ranking of Cow Benefits Less Important More Important

  22. People Benefits Observed

  23. Ranking of People Benefits

  24. Educational Resources Used

  25. Ranking of Educational Resources

  26. Professional Resources Used

  27. Ranking of Professional Resources

  28. UW-Extension Impacted Decisions with Dairy Modernization Average Planning Time: 23.02 Months Range: 3-120 Months n = 99

  29. How Did UW-Extension Help?

  30. How Could Assistance from UW-Extension be Improved ? n = 99

  31. Economic InvestmentSince 1993 (2008 Dollars) • Milking Parlor Facility • $17,144,281 • Dairy Cow Housing • $30,529,855 • Dry Cow Housing • $1,722,057 • Heifer Housing • $1,610,210 • Calf Housing • $1,480,703 • TMR Feeding • $1,981,566 • Feed Storage • $4,153,360 • Manure handling • $2,149,120 • Manure Storage • $4,536,318 • Total Investment for 99 farms in Survey $65,307,470

  32. Dairy Modernization Impacts

  33. Modernization Economic Impacts **UW Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics * Total for 99 Herds

  34. Biggest Challenge in Modernization

  35. What Would You Change?

  36. Would You Still be in the Dairy Business if you had not Modernized? n = 94

  37. Programs and Grants Utilized

  38. Wisconsin Dairy Modernization Survey UW-Extension 2008 Full Paper Available on the Dairy Modernization Web Site at: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/dairymod/cost/index.cfm

  39. Questions!