God bless the dairy farmers.

@raydene (9875)
United States
March 22, 2009 8:04am CST
Each day we go to our refrig for milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yougert, etc without giving the dairy people a thought. Dairy farmers get out of bed before the sun rises and don't get back in until way after dark. In the middle of that time they are moving...constantly working. Bringing the cows in, milking, cleaning up, fixing machines, planting, cutting, calving, running to market to sell or buy, turning fields, haying, back to the parlor to milk again. Those dairy farmers get rewarded for their tireless days by complaints about the smell of manure, the time poeple have to wait for animals to cross the road from pasture to pasture, and almost any other whine that non people with loads of time on their hands come up with. The whole price thing baffles me. The stange thing is that even when dairy farmers get low prices we the consumer pays more...where does that extra money go? The dairy farmers will be faceing the lowest prices but the work will be the same so please when you are enjoying a dairy product think of the dairy farmer and say a pray for them because they are in for a hard time and many will go out of business and that is not a good thing for any of us. xoxoxoxoxo
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
23 Mar 09
well unless you are buying your products directly from the dairy farmers, the middle man the grocery store has to be paid, so they were sold the products and they have to put the prices up to make a profit.
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@messageme (2821)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I heard this on the news the other day about dairy farmers having to take cuts of some sort and some may not continue to farm. That is very sad. That is their life! I don't even want to think of what the price of dairy is going to be when some of these farmers have to go out of business! I won't be able to afford a pint of milk then!
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@weemam (13377)
22 Mar 09
At this moment sis this world is not really a nce place to be , It can only get better Wee xx
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• United States
22 Mar 09
I think the money that should go to the dairy farmers goes to the government. They seem to have a habit of getting a big slice of everyone's pie.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Mar 09
good for u!! i bet u have had someone in your family that was a dairy farmer. i did. my granfather was & he did work from sunup till sundown & worked hard. you are right about so many having to go out of buisness because they just couldn't make a living. we have had alot of them go out of buisnes where i live. it's a shame.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 09
Bless all the farmers, not just the dairy farmers. There are cattle raising farmers here who lost their livelihood owing the the BSE scare a few years ago, and the ban the French put on sale of our beef in the EEC. The dairy farmers as you say, fighting to keep their heads above water within the EEC, and all the other farmers who have had regulations and almost impossible restrictions placed on them by the EEC. I have my dairy products delivered to the door and I wouldn't dream of buying any non-British products from the supermarket. I give our farmers... all of them, my full support. I know how hard they work... I've seen them in the fields after dark, still working away. Brightest Blessings my dear friend. xxx
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
25 Mar 09
Hardworking and honest dairy farmers should be paid attention to maintain their enthusiasm. It is always the inbetween agencies that makes the most money. And not until disasters brought out that the government come out for late supervision. In the recent chinese dairy accident, a chain of responsible officials are punished. Late but good decision, which gives a warning to other industies.