Local veterinarian addresses dairy herd issues
OSAGE | “The biggest problem facing the dairy industry now is the price of milk,” Dr. Steve Schwarting, Osage Veterinarian, said. “We have so much milk now co-ops are telling producers they don’t want any more, because of over production.
Schwarting’s concern for his dairy clients goes beyond the health of their herds. “Two reasons for the increase in current milk production are cow numbers are up and milk production per cow is up, from a year ago, which has created too much milk,” he said. “Milk has been in the $16 to $18 per hundred pounds range and currently the price is going down.”…….