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January/February 2016 Dairy Pipeline -- The VTDairy Newsletter

    October 2015 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


Holistic Management & Risk Assessment Workshops for Dairy Farmers in the Southern Region (Workshop 2)
Jan. 22, 2016—Franklin Co.  
was cancelled due to weather
March 25, 2016 
Franklin Center,
Rocky Mount, VA


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

March 7-11, 2016
Area Dairy Conferences


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 01/31/15--
VA DHI cows: 55,479   
VA DHI herds: 296
VA DHI average herd size:  187

January 2016
Herd Summary

Virginia October 2015
mailbox price: $18.83
more mailbox prices... 

November 2015--
US cows: 9,313,000
VA cows: 90,000

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

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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