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January/February 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

Upcoming:


Holistic Management & Risk Assessment Workshops for Dairy Farmers in the Southern Region (Workshop 2)
Jan. 22, 2016—Franklin Co.  
was cancelled due to weather
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*RESCHEDULED*
March 25, 2016 
Franklin Center,
Rocky Mount, VA


 

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



March 7-11, 2016
Area Dairy Conferences

 


Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 01/31/15--
VA DHI cows: 55,479   
VA DHI herds: 296
VA DHI average herd size:  187

January 2016
Herd Summary
 

Virginia October 2015
mailbox price: $18.83
more mailbox prices... 


November 2015--
US cows: 9,313,000
VA cows: 90,000


VA dairy herds as of  
June 2015--
    Cow: 615
    Goat: 18   
    Sheep: 3 

Herd Distribution
 


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Dairy Pipeline

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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