This past week we received our final milk check, one month after we milked for the last time. It was much nicer on this end, getting paid for a full month after we finished milking!
It would be nice to say that after twenty five years, the milk price has continued to increase like everything else, including expenses...but sad to say that's not the case. I tried to compare prices, but it was difficult. We shipped to a different co-op in 1994, and things were structured differently. The deductions that come off of the milk check each month are so different, and so much more now than they were then, but it was still fun to look at those old milk check stubs and try to compare!
One thing that hasn't changed is the smile on my farmer's face!