Good thing milk protein price rose! The total gross income in the August 20,000 pound dairy budget rose by just over $154. The income from protein rose by $409 while the negative PPD led to $168 loss in income. Gross feed cost declined by about $161, most of that from the decline in hay prices. All 3 of the 4 budgets show a positive return to management. Only the 20,000 pound tiestall budget had a negative return to management for August 2016.