Would anyone know if theres a good reference online to the economics and management of small commercial goat dairies? Was having a discussion with a neighbor that used to do cow dairy, now just beef. He is seriously considering it, well, at least he siad he was, though I doubt he'll follow up. But it did get me thinking about it, and I was trying to run some numbers in my head. I have no idea of the various factors that have to be taken into consideration on the daily running of a small goat dairy. We do have a Meyenberg processing plan the next town over, and there are several herds that sell to them locally. The management at the one ive seen was not something I'd want to emulate (the word appalling comes to mind) so theres no way I'd want to get info from that source! Biweekly pickup by milk truck and no onfarm processing would make it fairly easy compared to operations that have to process/bottle their own. Its a lot of work, but I actually might consider working towards this if the economics wre right, so I can retire from my day job someday soon!