Cost of Production Cost Comparison


The Cost Comparison Summary is used to monitor the cost of production on dairy farms. A summary is published for each of the four production areas, based on a quarterly basis. The comparison provides a statewide weighted average of all cost and allowances for each month.In addition to reporting costs for feed, labor, operating, replacements, and marketing, the Cost Comparison Summary include an allowance for return on management and return on investment (ROI). The ROI is based on the Moody's Baa Corporate Bond Index that is published monthly. The California Legislature has established statues requiring the Secretary to consider relevant economic ROI, when establishing minimum prices (Food and Agriculture Code, Section 62062).

2018 First Quarter Cost Comparison
2017 Fourth Quarter Cost Comparison
2017 Third Quarter Cost Comparison
2017 Second Quarter Cost Comparison
2017 First Quarter Cost Comparison
2016 Fourth Quarter Cost Comparison
2016 Third Quarter Cost Comparison
2016 Second Quarter Cost Comparison
2016 First Quarter Cost Comparison
2015 Fourth Quarter Cost Comparison
2015 Third Quarter Cost Comparison
2015 Second Quarter Cost Comparison
2015 First Quarter Cost Comparison
2014 Year End Cost Comparison
2014 Fourth Quarter Cost Comparison
2014 Third Quarter Cost Comparison
2014 Second Quarter Cost Comparison
2014 First Quarter Cost Comparison
2013 Year End Cost Comparison
2013 Fourth Quarter Cost Comparison
2013 Third Quarter Cost Comparison
2013 Second Quarter Cost Comparison
2013 First Quarter Cost Comparison
Cost Comparison/Feedback Glossary (PDF 20 KB)

Cost of Production Region Map (PDF 247 KB)