I had someone ask me if there was a premium value to a CAFO permitted farm vs a similar sized non CAFO permitted farm. I think that there is, due to cost of permitting, hassle, and the possibility of future expansion, but I can't show it. Does anybody have anything to show if a premium exists for having the permit.
I was thinking of a 700 cow dairy that sends its heifers elsewhere, vs a 700 cow dairy with heifer facilities nearby that has a CAFO permit. Obviously, the one with the heifer facilities would be worth more because of the existence of the heifer barns, but would there be an additional premium for the CAFO itself.