A new Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Scorecard that monitors the growth of that state's dairy industry was created by Penn State University's Center for Dairy Excellence. The recently published first edition puts cow numbers at 552,000 head in January, up from 549,000 in January 2007. Dairy producer income over feed costs dropped below $10 for the first time in seven months, from $10.17 to $9.52. The scorecard also presents facts based on DHIA data, reflecting information from just under 4,000 Pennsylvania herds.
To review the information, as well as other Pennsylvania dairy data, go to www.agriculture.state.pa.us/cde/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=135110.