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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:

July 18, August 22 & September 22, 2015
Summer Youth Livestock Program

July 27, 2015
State 4H/FFA Dairy Youth Field Day
Clarke & Frederick Counties

July 30, 2015
VA Colored Breed Show, 
Rockingham Fairgrounds

July 31, 2015
VA Sale of Stars, 
Rockingham Fairgrounds

August 1, 2015 
VA Holstein Summer Show
Rockingham Fairgrounds

August TBA
Franklin County Dairy Peer Group Meeting

August 17-22, 2015 
Rockingham County Fair

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 6/30/15--
VA DHI cows: 56,807
VA DHI herds: 315
VA DHI average herd size:  180

June 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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