Not So Happy California Cows: Cheaper to Slaughter than Feed
Milk prices plunged early last month leaving it more affordable for California farmers to send hundreds of dairy cows to a slaughter house. "I don't ever remember being able to produce milk at that price," dairyman Ray Souza told the Associated Press. Farmers were receiving 80-cents a gallon which is less than $1.65, the estimated amount it costs to produce a gallon, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. A gallon of Von's store brand milk is selling for $2.99 right now.