Staff working in a dairy parlour© Tim Scrivener
In 2002, Mitch Davis diversified into dairying to help secure milk supply for his family’s multimillion-dollar cheese company Davisco Foods International. He is now managing Davis Family Dairies in Minnesota, US, which comprises three units alongside a youngstock site in Texas altogether totalling 20,000 Jersey animals. They produce 60,000 gallons (272,765 litres) of milk daily with all feed purchased from neighbouring crop farms at a cost of $24m/year (£18m/year). See also: 3,600-head US dairy sees yields lift with robotic milking system […]