Never realized a cow ate that much as that's quite a bit of feed consumption per animal per day! What kind of feed conversion do you get in regards to feed intake/milk output? If you're wondering about my questions,I'm trying to get a feel for some differences/similarities between my now gone hog barn days and your dairy experience.
We're getting about 2.2lbs of milk (50.27 cents) per pound of 21% protein feed (15.25 cents) at the moment. That is just purchased feed in the whole equation. The total of expenses makes for a very tight bottom line, but at least I'm squeaking out a living.