Freeze Causes Major Loss For Fair Oaks FarmsPosted: Updated:
A major northwest Indiana agritourism business says it is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars per day during this week's arctic blast. The Journal and Courier in Lafayette reports Fair Oaks Farms has dumped up to $500,000 worth of milk per day down the drain because its dairy trucks have been unable to make deliveries. Workers have continued to milk the dairy cooperative's 35,000 cows, but have had to get rid of the milk because storage capacity is full. The farm says it has been dumping nearly a quarter of a million gallons per day.
Board Chairman Mike McCloskey says, even though I-65 has re-opened, Fair Oaks will likely still have to dump some milk as deliveries return to full schedule.
McCloskey says the cows themselves don't mind the cold and are happy as long as they are being milked.
Source: Journal and Courier