Milking the plains: movement of large dairy operations into southwestern Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Harrington, Lisa M.B.
dc.contributor.author Lu, Max
dc.contributor.author Kromm, David E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-04T18:09:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-04T18:09:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8372
dc.description.abstract Western Kansas has an historical identification with cattle, with a focus on cattle ranching and more specifically since the 1950s, beef-cattle feedlots. Since the mid-1990s large dairy operations have moved into southwestern Kansas. Today more than twenty large dairies house more than 70,000 milk cows. These operate as confined feeding operations similar to beef-cattle feedlots. Regional advantages for the dairy industry include affordable land with wide-open space, local residents’ cattle- and dairy-friendly attitudes, and other factors. Regional promoters have actively recruited dairies, and a dairy-business support system has emerged. The prospects for continued expansion of dairies in southwestern Kansas are unclear; despite the locational advantages and the possibility that the industry may continue to relocate here, as did the cattle-feeding industry several decades ago, further moves into the area may depend on continued resources availability and additional infrastructure development. en_US
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1931-0846.2010.00057.x en_US
dc.rights This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). en_US
dc.rights.uri http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Farmers' attitude en_US
dc.subject Industrial restructuring en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure development en_US
dc.subject Great Plains en_US
dc.subject Kansas en_US
dc.title Milking the plains: movement of large dairy operations into southwestern Kansas en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2010.00057.x en_US
dc.citation.epage 558 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Geographical Review en_US
dc.citation.spage 538 en_US
dc.citation.volume 100 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid lbutlerh en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid maxlu en_US


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