Like the saying goes, farming is the only business where you have to pay retail , sell wholesale, and pay the freight both ways. The dairyfarmer pays to have the milk hauled to the processing plant, and pays into both state and federal dairy 'checkoffs' to do all the advertising.Ken Scharabok said:Well, let's see. The milk processor has to pick up the milk on probably a daily basis (365) in a special truck, the milk has to be taken to a central processing plant where it is pasteurized, tested and bottle under federal inspection. Then it goes into refrigerated storage until delivery to the retail outlet, also in a special truck, where it sits in a refrigerated case until purchased. I assume both the processor and retailer would like to make a bit of profit on the milk, as well as to cover expenses (including national advertising to keep up demand and product liability insurance).
Last I heard the producer was getting about four cents out of a box of corn flakes.
Ken S. in WC TN