An Invitation to Dairy in Western Kansas
Western Kansas is ideally suited for the dairy industry. An abundance of irrigated farmland, wide open spacing, a semi-arid climate, stable economic base and low operational costs make us one of the top livestock producing areas in the nation. For more information about dairies in western Kansas, please visit us at www.DairyInKansas.com.
Just look at how we compare to others in the United States:
in Wheat Produced
in Sorghum Grain Produced
in Sorghum Silage Produced
in Prime Farmland
in Red Meat Production by Commercial Slaughter Plants
in Cattle and Calves on Farms
in all Hay Produced
in Alfalfa Hay Produced
in Corn Grain Produced
in Corn Silage Produced
The presence of irrigation, commercial feed yards and large packing plants have created a stable agriculture-based economy, yet, land prices are low when compared with other parts of the country. Our communities and state legislature understand and support agriculture.
As evidenced by the growing dairy industry in the region, cows reach peak performance in the semi-arid climate of western Kansas where feed grains and alfalfa also thrive.
Approximately 20 inches of annual rainfall and snowfall moisture is supplemented by irrigation making the area optimal for crop production.
|Additional Climate Information|
|Climate Average Snowfall||13.8"|
|Average Annual Rainfall||19.87"|
|First Frost (Average Date)||Oct. 20|
|Last Frost (Average Date)||April 25|
|Sunshine Average per year||256 days|
Reasons to Consider Western Kansas
- The wKREDA region provides a quality of life that can only be found in rural America.
- A strong sense of community and a caring population is evident in both our small and large communities.
- Good schools and a low crime rate make our home a perfect place to raise children.
- A strong work ethic and cost-effective labor force make it an ideal place to build a business.
Our home is the place to make your new home. Why not contact us today so we can help you make your dreams come true in western Kansas!
Call us at 800-982-3501
If you prefer, e-mail our Dairy Team or visit us at www.DairyInKansas.com
Access our Membership Directory or
Send snail mail to us at: wKREDA, P.O. Box 980, Hays, KS 67601