There are many factors a dairy producer would consider when seeking a location for a dairy farm. Here are some of the factors that might be considered:

  •  Availability of suppliers (vets, equipment, feed companies, etc.)
  • Land and infrastructure availability and cost
  • Proximity to areas that have productive land for forage and grain crops
  • Location of processing plants. 
  • Risk management – irrigation areas
  • Many factors pertaining to the family dynamic beyond the farm, such as where their support is, such as family and friends
  • Simply personal preference and what they value in a community
  • Climate