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Capital Press: Dairymen reject rBST largely on economic grounds

Melanie Wong | Dec 12, 201312:53 AM

"The steepest drop in rBST usage has been among larger dairies like Kazemeir’s, which raise more than 1,000 cattle. In 2005, about 44 percent of such operations used the hormone, compared to 16 percent in 2010, according to the study, which relied on USDA survey data.

Across all U.S. dairies, the prevalence of rBST usage has declined from about 17 percent to less than 10 percent in that time, the study said."

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