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Unformatted text preview: ficiency cattle feeding, while smaller,
less efficient feedlots in the Midwest are reducing
volume substantially. This long-term structural
shift in geography provides an opportunity for
Colorado’s cattle and beef industry. Cow-calf
operations could prosper with record nominal
net returns on a per cow basis in 2012, if Mother
Colorado’s dairy industry revenues rebounded
strongly in 2011 as cash receipts soared to an
estimated record $600 million. In the middle of the
recession, just two years earlier, cash receipts for
dairy products were only $359 million. Colorado’s
relatively high efficiency milk output per cow
continues to support the industry. Strong exports
are expected to continue in 2012, but not at the
double-digit growth levels of 2011.
The highly anticipated new state-of-the-art
Leprino Foods plant in Greeley began adding to
local milk demand early in November 2011, with full capacity expected to be reached in 2013. At
final build-out, it is estimated that t...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.
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