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Announcements & New Information

    July/August Dairy Pipeline -- The VTDairy Newsletter

    Jan/Feb 2015 Dairy Pipeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Upcoming:

September 25, 2015
State Fair Junior Dairymen’s Contest

September 23-26, 2015
Franklin County Agricultural Fair Livestock Show and Animal Exhibits

September 27-30, 2015
National 4-H Dairy Conference

Sept, 29-Oct. 3, 2015
World Dairy Expo

November 2015
Holistic Management & Risk Assessment Workshops for Dairy Farmers in the Southern Region (Workshop 1)

January 2016
Holistic Management & Risk Assessment Workshops for Dairy Farmers in the Southern Region (Workshop 2)
 

February 17-19, 2016
VSFA Convention and VT DASC "Cow College"

March 8-11, 2016
Area Dairy Conferences

 


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 7/31/15--
VA DHI cows: 57,925
VA DHI herds: 313
VA DHI average herd size:  185

July 2015
Herd Summary
 

Virginia April 2015
mailbox price: $16.60
more mailbox prices... 


April 2015--
US cows: 9,305,000
VA cows: 92,000


VA dairy herds as of  
June 2015--
    Cow: 615
    Goat: 18   
    Sheep: 3 

Herd Distribution
 


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