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Announcements & New Information

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

 

January/February 2015 Dairy Pipeline - The VTDairy Newsletter

    Jan/Feb 2015 Dairy Pipeline

 

 


 

Silo Face Management

Length: 4:56

(New video by Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira)
 

 

A Decision Making Tool to Determine the Feasibility of Purchasing Virginia Milk Commission Base     
Article  |  Spreadsheet      
Gonzalo Ferreira and Mike McGilliard
 

Calf Feeder
Group housing and feeding systems for calves-opportunities and challenges
Feeding Recommendations for automatic calf feeders
from the calf autofeeder meeting in Rocky Mount, VA

Pasteurizer use for calf feeding, presentations by Dr. Bob James 

Group housed calf systems--better recruiting and training is required
Felix Soriano, MS, PAS, APN Consulting, LLC 
(former Virginia Tech Dairy Science graduate student)

Group housing and feeding systems for calves-opportunities and challenges 
by Dr. Bob James  and Kayla Machado  slides | paper

Organic Milk Production Handbook

Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis: Cause, Detection, & Control
Extension publication by: C.S. Petersson-Wolfe, I.K. Mullarky, 
and G.M. Jones

Reference Guide for Mastitis-Causing Bacteria
Extension publication by: C.S. Petersson-Wolfe and J. Currin

Advances in Precision Phosphorus Feeding Webcast webcast

Read AgWeb Dairy Blogs

Upcoming:

Mar. 7, 2015
State Dairy Bowl Contest


Mar. 9-13, 2015
Area Dairy Conferences
--March 9  -  Amelia
--March 10 - Harrisonburg
--March 11 - Culpeper
--March 12 - Rocky Mount
--March 13 - Marion

Apr. 4, 2015
VA Spring Holstein Show

Apr. 24-25, 2015

VA Dairy Calf Summit, Blacksburg, VA

Apr. 25-26, 2015
Atlantic Coast Calf College Blacksburg, VA

May 2, 2015
Little All-American

May 18, 2015
Hokie Cow Classic Golf
Tournament



 


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 12/31/14--
VA DHI cows: 59,591
VA DHI herds: 324
VA DHI average herd size:  184

December 2014
Herd Summary
 

Virginia October 2014
mailbox price: $26.11
more mailbox prices... 


August 2014--
US cows: 9,276,000
VA cows: 93,000


VA dairy herds as of  
Sept. 2014--
    Cow: 620
    Goat: 17   
    Sheep: 2 

Herd Distribution
Map is being updated.


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