UWEX ICPA Project

Economic Costs and Labor Efficiencies Associated with Raising Dairy Herd Replacements on Wisconsin Dairy Farms and Custom Heifer Raising Operations 

The cost of raising dairy calves and replacement heifers is very significant on Wisconsin dairyfarms. Calculating the costs associated with raising dairy calves and heifers is an essential partof dairy business management. To augment individual dairy calf and heifer cost of production analysis, the dairy industry also requires a set of benchmark cost of production data in which individual business costs and labor and management efficiencies can be compared. The objective of this project was to evaluate the economic costs and labor efficiencies associated with raising dairy herd replacements on Wisconsin dairy farms and custom calf and heifer raising operations.

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2015 ICPA Fact Sheet 

2013 ICPA Report (Version 4)

2013 ICPA Final Report (Version 3)

2013 ICPA PPT Overview (Updated 3-14-14)

2013 ICPA Fact Sheet 2013

2014 ICPA Hoard’s Article 2014 #1

2014 ICPA Hoard’s Article 2014 #2

2014 ICPA Hoard’s Article 2014 #3

2007 ICPA Final Report

2007 ICPA Fact Sheet 2007

1999  ICPA Final Report