Upcoming Events:

Franklin County Dairy Educational Series
Topics to be focused on Financial Planning, Farm Transition, Cow Health, Comfort, Hoof Health and more. Contact cmartel@vt.edu for more information. Dates TBA.

June 10, 2017

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

June 13, 2017
District Holstein Twilight Meeting
Dallera Holsteins

June 21, 2017
Dairy Day at the Harrisonburg Turks

June 24, 2017
Farm Day at the Harrisonburg Childrens' Museum

July 9-13, 2017

Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat *REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 2*
Bradenton, FL
Registration Fee: $200/person
Includes lodging and all meals except for Wednesday's lunch at Adventure Island.
Visit 3 dairies in central FL, fun and interactive workshops, trip to Adventure Island, banquet and dance.
Facebook page with more information: https://www.facebook.com/2017SEDYR/

Participation Form  | Registration Form  | Welcome Letter  |  ScheduleAugust 2, 2017
Genomics Meeting

August 2, 2017

Dairy Genomics Meeting
Pano's Restaurant, Harrisonburg

September 22 & October 19, 2017
Augusta/Rockingham/Rockbridge Hay/Forage Quality Superbowl
Samples & Forms deadline: 9/22
Results Program & Dinner: 10/19
Details TBA

What's New:

Check out Dr. Ferreira's latest video! (Spanish version is below.)

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Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 5/31/17--
VA DHI cows: 54,066
VA DHI herds: 273
VA DHI average herd size: 198

May 2017
Herd Summary

Virginia February 2017
mailbox price: $18.45
more mailbox prices...

January 2017--
US cows: 93,363
VA cows: 87,000

VA dairy herds as of  
August 2016--
    Cow: 595
    Goat: 15  
    Sheep: 2

    Herd Distribution