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June 2016 Dairy Pipeline--The VTDairy Newsletter

    June 2016 Dairy Pipeline










Income Over Feed Costs in the Dairy Enterprise

    Income Over Feed Costs









PowerPoint Presentations from the June 18, 2015 autofeeder meeting:


Recent Hoard's Dairyman articles by Dr. R.E. James:
    Is unsaleable milk good enough? (May 2015)
    Protocols a priority for on-farm pasteurizers (May 2015)  


2015 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management "Cow College"


Silo Face Management

Length: 4:56


June 10-11, 2016
Franklin County Open
Youth Livestock Show  

June 10-11, 2016
Maryland Show like a Pro Workshop  

June 17,  2016
State Youth Dairy Judging Workout, Shenandoah Co.

June 28 or 30 TBA
NC Heat Abatement Tour to Statesville Farms
Cost TBD

July 5, 2016
Heat detection and reproduction records management
Rhodes Driver Dairy
7:00 p.m. (Rockingham)

July 19, 2016
Hands-on calf program
Seth Jamison Farm

July 26, 2016
Mastitis identification and management
7:00 p.m. (Rockingham)

August 1, 2016
State 4H/FFA Dairy Youth Field Day
Clarke & Frederick Counties


August 9, 2016
SUDIA milk promotion & ice cream social
7:00 p.m. (Rockingham)


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 03/31/16--
VA DHI cows: 55,290 
VA DHI herds: 295
VA DHI average herd size:  187

March 2016
Herd Summary

Virginia January 2016
mailbox price: $16.90
more mailbox prices... 

February 2016--
US cows: 9,312,000
VA cows: 91,000

VA dairy herds as of  
Feb 2016--
    Cow: 595
    Goat: 7  
Herd Distribution

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The VTDairy newsletter is published  9 times a year and covers timely issues vital to the success of any dairy enterprise. 

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