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Announcements & New Information

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


March 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


Apr. 4, 2015
VA Spring Holstein Show

May 2, 2015

Little All-American

May 16, 2015

May 18, 2015
Hokie Cow Classic Golf


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 2/28/15--
VA DHI cows: 58,367
VA DHI herds: 323
VA DHI average herd size:  181

February 2015
Herd Summary

Virginia December 2014
mailbox price: $23.68
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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