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Announcements & New Information

July/August 2016 Dairy Pipeline--The VTDairy Newsletter

    June 2016 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


July 26, 2016
7:00 pm -  SCC/Mastitis Twilight Meeting (Rockingham)


August 1, 2016
State Dairy Judging Contest
Harvue/Waverly Farms

August 1, 2016

State 4H/FFA Dairy Youth Field Day
Clarke & Frederick Counties


August 4, 2016
VA Colored Breed Show


August 5, 2016
VA Sale of Stars

August 6, 2016
VA Summer Holstein Show

August 9, 2016
7:00pm – SUDIA, milk
promotion ice cream social


August 15, 2016
Rockingham County Fair


February 15-16, 2017
VSFA & Virginia Tech Cow College
Hotel Roanoke



Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 06/30/16--
VA DHI cows: 54, 604
VA DHI herds: 283
VA DHI average herd size:  193

June 2016
Herd Summary

Virginia March 2016
mailbox price: $15.17
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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