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(The New York Times)   Farmer sprays milk on policemen during a protest against falling milk prices. Fark: With a cow (yes, there's a pic)   (nytimes.com) divider line 164
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2009-10-06 01:10:34 PM  
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2009-10-06 01:11:14 PM  
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Impressed.
 
2009-10-06 01:11:33 PM  
"...got milk?
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2009-10-06 01:11:37 PM  
Oh no! The laws of supply and demand are unfair! I must protest!
 
2009-10-06 01:12:22 PM  
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2009-10-06 01:13:37 PM  
braedan: Please tell me you're on the 'milk is expensive' side of the argument. I couldn't tell from your post and I don't want to rush to a snarkyism.

I'm not involved in the argument. I'm just saying that Whole Foods has some crazy expensive merchandise.

But, I did see the movie "The Price of Milk," and I liked it, even though it was weird.

I did not, however, watch "Milk Money," because I hate Melanie Griffith.
 
2009-10-06 01:14:17 PM  
This is not at all funny. That milk is unpasteurized. UNPASTEURIZED PEOPLE!
 
2009-10-06 01:14:57 PM  
No whey!
 
2009-10-06 01:16:35 PM  
luckcat: skinink: FOUR LEGS GOOD!! TWO LEGS BAD!!
**squirt squirt**

That farmer is kinda hot. I'd let him squirt me, if you know what I mean. Penis vagina intercourse, if you didn't get it.


I am said farmer, maybe you and I and my bucket could get together and...... :P
 
2009-10-06 01:16:52 PM  
skinny-lil-b: How come in Colorado we've been paying $1.75 - $2.25 per GALLON most of the summer, when others* are paying $5/gallon

*(except for Alaska, it's always $5/gallon there)


Dunno. Here in the northeast, price more or less doesnt change on the shelf, even when the price paid to the dairies has been cut almost in half. Ugly cycle thats been continuing for years. Its newsworthy to the point where I kinda know whats going on, even though I have no real interest in any aspect of the process.

luckcat: That farmer is kinda hot. I'd let him squirt me, if you know what I mean. Penis vagina intercourse, if you didn't get it.

Wait, I dont think I follow. Can you explain further?

/kinda looks like the farmer
//wink wink, nudge nudge
//does not really look like that guy : (
 
2009-10-06 01:17:04 PM  
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2009-10-06 01:17:37 PM  
It's hard to believe such a thing cud hoof o-curd.
 
2009-10-06 01:17:45 PM  
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2009-10-06 01:18:13 PM  
(grumpy)I posted this same pic in yesterday's thread on the milk riots [Business section], and no one seemed to care. Now it gets a whole thread.(/grumpy)
 
2009-10-06 01:20:09 PM  
Isildur: It's hard to believe such a thing cud hoof o-curd.

not bad, bet u live in a cheesy cottage
 
2009-10-06 01:20:32 PM  
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What an assault cow may look like.
 
2009-10-06 01:21:23 PM  
 
2009-10-06 01:22:07 PM  
classic.
 
2009-10-06 01:22:19 PM  
we need this 'shopped w that photo of Tom Cruise getting squirted in the face.

/I need a cell phone that could do such a PS, am content w visualization
//I ate cow udder once when I lived on Lana'i. It was grilled + baked alternately until the milk inside turned to cheese. My students told me, "oh miss, that's so ghetto!"
 
2009-10-06 01:22:53 PM  
skinny-lil-b: Teddy Hopper: Memoryalpha: Since milk is nearly five dollars a gallon, I honestly have no sympathy for the farmer.

The farmers are getting farked. The price they can sell raw milk at is dictated to them by the (near monopoly) processors. They are the ones making all the money.

tmyk

How come in Colorado we've been paying $1.75 - $2.25 per GALLON most of the summer, when others* are paying $5/gallon

*(except for Alaska, it's always $5/gallon there)


Really? I'm in Colorado and I'm paying $2.50 a half gallon. Granted, the milkman brings it, but when I compared to the grocery store the prices were very similar.
 
2009-10-06 01:24:46 PM  
Teddy Hopper: Memoryalpha: Since milk is nearly five dollars a gallon, I honestly have no sympathy for the farmer.

The farmers are getting farked. The price they can sell raw milk at is dictated to them by the (near monopoly) processors. They are the ones making all the money.

tmyk


Farmers are not only getting farked on the price of milk. They are getting hosed on inputs. Feed prices are high, if they grow their own feed, seed prices, fuel prices, fertilizer prices are all higher than they were a couple years ago but the on-farm price of milk is about what it was in 1975 - that's actual price, no adjustment for inflation.

It's not like a factory where you can turn production on and off. Once you breed a cow, it takes 10 months to get a calf and start the lactation. Once the cow freshens, she needs to be milked every day, at least twice a day. If you don't take all the milk, you risk mastitis. The cow is bred back shortly after calving so that she will freshen again shortly after she is dried off (stops lactating). So once a cow goes into production, she's pretty much in production unless you slaughter her. Of course, once you destroy the cow, it takes over 2 years to go from a heifer calf to a milking cow.

Farmers have absolutely no control over the prices they pay for feed, equipment, utilities, etc. They have no control over the price paid for milk. I can certainly understand their frustration.
 
2009-10-06 01:25:20 PM  
The US farmers aren't satisfied either and are protesting by butchering their dairy cattle. Watch for higher prices near you, soon.
 
2009-10-06 01:26:56 PM  
Looks more like SFW porn
 
2009-10-06 01:29:48 PM  
Cops have to deal with every known type of douchebag.
 
2009-10-06 01:29:52 PM  
DrZiffle: This is not at all funny. That milk is unpasteurized. UNPASTEURIZED PEOPLE!

No, it went right past my eyes.
 
2009-10-06 01:30:32 PM  
Mose:

I've always wondered what dairy cattle would taste like.

The predominant dairy breed in the US is Holstein, and I can say from 1st hand experience that they 1) have barely any meat on them to begin with and 2) it's only really good for hamburger... or possibly in the slow cooker for a looooong time



You are completely and udderly WRONG.
Holstein beef is great quality meat. Secondly, especially if you live in a dairy area like WI, PA, NY etc, you are most likely eating Holstein beef regularly.

They are used for dairy because they produce milk efficiently and are more economical that way. Herefords, Angus etc slightly more reproductively efficient (pretty likely to get a calf every year, even living off pasture).
If I get time later (I'm at work now) I can get some citations.
 
2009-10-06 01:30:52 PM  
Enough puns - they've been milked for all they're worth.
 
2009-10-06 01:30:53 PM  
What does the government(EU) have to do with falling milk prices? Isn't this a simple case of supply and demand? Prices go down because they make too much, so then next year they make less and then prices go up, isn't it that simple?
 
2009-10-06 01:31:41 PM  
sboyle1020: "poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles"...that's a very lax use of the work missile. I doubt they were shooting chewing scuds at the fuzz...
 
2009-10-06 01:34:05 PM  
Worrymon: sboyle1020: "poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles"...that's a very lax use of the work missile. I doubt they were shooting chewing scuds at the fuzz...

COWPIES
 
2009-10-06 01:35:38 PM  
Mr. Right: Teddy Hopper: Memoryalpha: Since milk is nearly five dollars a gallon, I honestly have no sympathy for the farmer.

The farmers are getting farked. The price they can sell raw milk at is dictated to them by the (near monopoly) processors. They are the ones making all the money.

tmyk

Farmers are not only getting farked on the price of milk. They are getting hosed on inputs. Feed prices are high, if they grow their own feed, seed prices, fuel prices, fertilizer prices are all higher than they were a couple years ago but the on-farm price of milk is about what it was in 1975 - that's actual price, no adjustment for inflation.

It's not like a factory where you can turn production on and off. Once you breed a cow, it takes 10 months to get a calf and start the lactation. Once the cow freshens, she needs to be milked every day, at least twice a day. If you don't take all the milk, you risk mastitis. The cow is bred back shortly after calving so that she will freshen again shortly after she is dried off (stops lactating). So once a cow goes into production, she's pretty much in production unless you slaughter her. Of course, once you destroy the cow, it takes over 2 years to go from a heifer calf to a milking cow.

Farmers have absolutely no control over the prices they pay for feed, equipment, utilities, etc. They have no control over the price paid for milk. I can certainly understand their frustration.


This. I know several dairymen who are going out because they're losing money every day they milk. It sucks.
 
2009-10-06 01:40:31 PM  
pnjunction: GoodOmens: FTFA: "more than 80,000 dairy farmers".

There is your problem, economics of scale does not compute.

Government should let them fail and then they should consolidate. Farmers do not need subsidization - regardless of what they tell you!

A well run farm is profitable.

I'm not sure all farm subsidies are bad, it makes sense to help them ride out the lows to some extent so that there aren't shortages later. It doesn't make sense to subsidize them to constantly overproduce.

Damn 80,000 dairy farmers? Sounds like there is way too much production and some of them need to shut down. Taking a position that every one of them should stay in business and produce lots of milk that there isn't demand for is dumb.


Well, if you look at some of the "super" farms in America you'll find out they can do just fine without government intervention.

They won't tell you this, of course, because who would deny a handout?

Now you could defend the "mom and pop" operations with government subsidies, but as a budding economist I would argue that if their still small, then they are not doing something right and should be allowed to fail.
 
2009-10-06 01:41:24 PM  
luckcat: skinink: FOUR LEGS GOOD!! TWO LEGS BAD!!
**squirt squirt**

That farmer is kinda hot. I'd let him squirt me, if you know what I mean. Penis vagina intercourse, if you didn't get it.


How you doin?
 
2009-10-06 01:44:16 PM  
Triangle area NC:

Food Lion: 4.45 gal
Harris Teeter: 4.79 gal
Walmart 4.39 (unless you buy half gallons then its 5.25 a gal)

Mind you those are name brand, if you go for house brand it's slightly cheaper but only slightly.
 
2009-10-06 01:47:18 PM  
hockeychick: Mr. Right: Teddy Hopper: Memoryalpha:


This. I know several dairymen who are going out because they're losing money every day they milk. It sucks.


We have a couple of those mega-dairies around here. One of them milks 8,000 cows a day. I'm not in favor of that kind of factory farming but in spite of that, you have to feel sorry for the owner. He told me a couple months ago that he is losing over $25,000 per day. He had, at one time, a lot of equity. Doesn't know how long that will last if the price of milk doesn't go up PDQ.
 
2009-10-06 01:55:29 PM  
Lact0WNED!
 
2009-10-06 01:58:23 PM  
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2009-10-06 02:01:00 PM  
Memoryalpha: Since milk is nearly five dollars a gallon, I honestly have no sympathy for the farmer.

its's 1.99 a gallon here
/near seattle
 
2009-10-06 02:01:18 PM  
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2009-10-06 02:08:02 PM  
If I were the cop, I wouldn't even be mad. That's ingenuity. Not nearly as bad as getting spit on or a bottle thrown at your head.
 
2009-10-06 02:23:22 PM  
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Not that I want to know, but maybe you should describe it for all the farkers at work who can not look at nsfw pages right now and happen to be really curious. Not that I'm curious or want to know or anything like that. Nothing like that as a matter a fact.
 
2009-10-06 02:28:05 PM  
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2009-10-06 02:30:51 PM  
Holy cow!
 
2009-10-06 02:31:30 PM  
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what has been seen can not be unseen.

a nude woman with horns and cow ears,hooves, huge breasts and an udder sack where her vajay should be. in gorgor's world a tuesday morning
 
2009-10-06 02:40:10 PM  
SgtArkie: obzerver: bongmiester: MONSTERTRUCK: gorgor: APPROVES
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Not that I want to know, but maybe you should describe it for all the farkers at work who can not look at nsfw pages right now and happen to be really curious. Not that I'm curious or want to know or anything like that. Nothing like that as a matter a fact.

what has been seen can not be unseen.

a nude woman with horns and cow ears,hooves, huge breasts and an udder sack where her vajay should be. in gorgor's world a tuesday morning


Lol, nice. Ah, I mean everyone else thanks you.

*whistles*
 
2009-10-06 02:55:06 PM  
The_Sponge: johnnyboog: Thisbymaster: Maybe instead of begging for a hand out they should cut back on costs and sell some cows for meat.

Dairy Cattle are bred to produce milk, not meat


I've always wondered what dairy cattle would taste like.


You've eaten them, you just weren't aware you were eating them. You know those really cheap frozen hamburger patties you can buy by the gross (no pun intended) at Costco and Sam's Club...
 
2009-10-06 03:36:47 PM  
GoodOmens: FTFA: "more than 80,000 dairy farmers".

There is your problem, economics of scale does not compute.

Government should let them fail and then they should consolidate. Farmers do not need subsidization - regardless of what they tell you!

A well run farm is profitable.


And meanwhile, the animals dry up or die. Great plan dumbfark.
 
2009-10-06 03:38:56 PM  
SgtArkie: in gorgor's world a tuesday morning

Gorgor should have his own show, like Tosh.0, except with more forced memory repression.
 
2009-10-06 03:39:25 PM  
Thisbymaster: Maybe instead of begging for a hand out they should cut back on costs and sell some cows for meat.

It's a dairy cow retard, not beef cattle.
 
2009-10-06 03:43:44 PM  
Feed costs have gone WAY up due to liberal idiocy with ethanol (which even the environmentalists have realized by now doesn't help, but they're invested...) And since selling raw milk is illegal outside of (I think) Washington and California, and prices are more or less fixed by the production facilities, that means very little profit for the people with the cows.

Want lower food prices? Get rid of environmentalists. Just recently they rerouted all the water away from California's farmland (which produces a large percentage of the entire nation's vegetables) in order to "preserve" a small bait fish called the smelt. But it isn't even working - smelt populations are continuing to decline, and all the water is just flowing into the ocean. Yes, let's screw over farmers and the poor and middle class so rich people can feel good about themselves for a few more years.
 
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