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November/December 2014 Dairy Pipeline - The VTDairy Newsletter

    Nov/Dec 2014 Dairy Pipeline

 

 


 

Silo Face Management

Length: 4:56

(New video by Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira)
 

2014 VSFA & Nutritional Management "Cow" College presentations

2014 Area Dairy Conference presentations 

    

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:

Pesticide Recertification Classes
Nov. 24: 7 pm - Verona
Dec.. 2: 7 pm - Harrisonburg
Dec. 3: 7 pm - Monterey
Dec. 9: 10 am - Staunton
Dec. 10: 1 pm - Dayton
 

Dec. 2-4, 2014
Farm to Table Conference
Weyers Cave, VA

 

Feb. 18-20, 2015
69th Annual Virginia State Feed Association and Virginia Tech Nutritional Management "Cow College"
Hotel Roanoke
Roanoke, VA
Brochure | Register online

 

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

 



 


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 10/31/14--
VA DHI cows: 56,833
VA DHI herds: 318
VA DHI average herd size:  179

October 2014
Herd Summary
 

Virginia July 2014
mailbox price: $25.27
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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