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Announcements & New Information

May 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


May 23, 2016
Hokie Cow Classic,
Blacksburg Country Club
Learn more and register

June 10-11, 2016
Franklin County Open
Youth Livestock Show  

June 10-11, 2016
Maryland Show like a Pro Workshop  

June 17,  2016
State Youth Dairy Judging Workout, Shenandoah Co.

July 5, 2016
Heat detection and reproduction records management
Rhodes Driver Dairy
7:00 p.m. (Rockingham)

July 19, 2016
Hands-on calf program
Seth Jamison Farm

July 26, 2016
Mastitis identification and management
7:00 p.m. (Rockingham)

August 1, 2016
State 4H/FFA Dairy Youth Field Day
Clarke & Frederick Counties


August 9, 2016
SUDIA milk promotion & ice cream social
7:00 p.m. (Rockingham)


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 03/31/16--
VA DHI cows: 55,290 
VA DHI herds: 295
VA DHI average herd size:  187

March 2016
Herd Summary

Virginia January 2016
mailbox price: $16.90
more mailbox prices... 

February 2016--
US cows: 9,312,000
VA cows: 91,000

VA dairy herds as of  
Feb 2016--
    Cow: 595
    Goat: 7  
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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