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Income Over Feed Costs in the Dairy Enterprise

    Income Over Feed Costs








November/December 2015 Dairy Pipeline -- The VTDairy Newsletter

    October 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


January 11, 2016
Calf meeting, Rockingham Co.

January 2016
Holistic Management & Risk Assessment Workshops for Dairy Farmers in the Southern Region (Workshop 2)
Jan. 20, 2016—Amelia Co.
Jan. 22, 2016—Franklin Co.
Jan. 27, 2016—Rockingham
Jan. 29, 2016—Smyth Co.

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

March 7-11, 2016
Area Dairy Conferences


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 9/30/15--
VA DHI cows: 55,587
VA DHI herds: 303
VA DHI average herd size:  183

September 2015
Herd Summary

Virginia July 2015
mailbox price: $17.53
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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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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