Local dairy farmer forced to sell cattle

Local dairy farmer forced to sell cattle


NORTH COUNTRY ALSO
EXPERIENCING SOME
PATCHY FOG.  
 
 
 
IT’S A STORY WE
UNFORTUNATELY HAVE
REPORTED ON FOR YEARS NOW. LOCAL DAIRY FARMERS
STRUGGLING BECAUSE OF THE
DIPPING MILK PRICES. THE LAST RESORT IS TO SELL. NBC5’S ZURI HOFFMAN WAS
THERE AS ONE FAMILY – AFTER
GENERATIONS – MADE THAT
TOUGH CHOICE.
ITS A HEARTFELT GOODBYE FOR
STEVE ROBINSON AS HE
STROLLS THROUGH HIS FULL FLEET OF CATTLE FOR ONE OF
THE LAST TIMES…
ITS A FARM HE GREW UP ON… DAIRY FARMING WAS A JOB
PASSED DOWN TO HIM FROM HIS
FAMILY FIRST ACQUIRED BY
HIS GRANDFATHER BACK IN THE
1920’S TAKEN OVER BY HIS
PARENTS IN THE 50’S … IT IS WHAT STEVE KNEW BEST.
BUT TODAY STEVE HAS TO SAY GOODBYE TO HIS NEAR 140
CATTLE, UNABLE TO AFFORD TO
KEEP HIS DAIRY FARMING
BUSNIESS PROFITABLE NOR
AFFORDABLE… ACCORDING TO THE VERMONT
ANGENCY OF AGRIGULTURE
FOOD AND MARKETS “THE DAIRY
INDUSTRY IN VERMONT IS FACING TREMENDOUS
CHALLENGES DUE TO A FOURTH
YEAR OF DEPRESSED MILK
PRICES…”

STEVE’S DAIRY FARM A DIRECT
AFFECT OF HOW THE DIARY
INDUSTRY IS GETTING HIT
HARD BY INCONSISTANT MILK PRICES…
AS HE SAYS GOODBYE TO HIS
DAIRY COWS…
ONE BY ONE…

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