I am Alexendria Guerrero From,Austin Texas, United States. I am US Army Special Force Team working at Us military base in syria, if you don't mind i would like you to send me message to my email (email@example.com) so that we can exchange pictures to know each other better.
Hola. You have many calves and heifers for a 95 heads herd!
About size of mexican herds, there is a huge diversity, from dual purpose small herds in the tropic area to giant high tech specialized holstein herds in the central highlands and desertic north. Milk production here comes basically from the central highlands, where the weather is better for european breeds as holstein, jersey or brown swiss. There are many herds over 1'000 cows, the biggest herd in México is in La Laguna region (desertic) with about 12'000 cows. The main producer state is Jalisco (where we are milking!), in central-western México, but here the herds are not as big as in the north. As at anywhere else, now the small farms are in high risk of extinction, we need to produce more milk per cow and at cheaper cost.
You asked about milk prices in México; well, it's going down.
The market is now in cotraction (-20% Jan and Feb!), the imported milk powder is too cheap (mainly from USA or NZ); and, therefore our domestic prices are going down. Besides, the companies reduced the boughts, we were selling about 24'000 pounds and three weeks ago the company is buying us only 19'000 pounds (daily); while we are producing 25'000 pounds currently. The first 19'000 pounds are being sold at US$ 13.84 per hundred pounds (I made the "translations" to your system); the rest is being paid at US$10.69 per hundred pounds. (in our system, MX$4.40 per liter, and the excedent at MX$3.40, the "Peso" has devaluated this year, it is too volatile right now).
You left a comment on my brother's page. He is here right now.
Yes, we are dairymen, we are partners in a Limited Corporation; we milk 325 cows, plus the heifers. All Holstein (and some F1 with jersey and 3 jerseys!)