Production of feed for cows
The dairy supply chain begins with growing crops such as corn, alfalfa hay, and soybeans to feed dairy cows. About 35 percent of feed is grown on the farm by dairy farmers, the rest is purchased from other farmers.
It is important that farmers continue the working relationships with one another, as we can all work together in order to promote and produce a high quality product that we feel comfortable feeding our own families and consumers.
References:USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2010