Upcoming Events:

July 23-24, 2018
MQ-IQ “The Teaching Parlor” Workshops
July 23: Rocky Mt, VA
July 24: Harrisonburg, VA

Additional workshops are being scheduled for TN, KY, and NC.

August 2, 2018
Virginia colored breed show and Shenandoah district Holstein show

August 3, 2018
Celebrating VA Dairy Farmers Event

August 3, 2018

Dairy youth activity day

August 4, 2018

VA Summer Holstein show

Fall 2018—Date TBD
Hoof Care Management Franklin County

Fall 2018—Date TBD
QuickBooks Workshop
Franklin County



What's New:

“The Teaching Parlor®
is a one-of-a-kind portable training device designed to simulate a real milking parlor in every way, and is fully capable of a complete NMC milking system airflow and CIP analysis.

The Teaching Parlor can be set up almost anywhere, making it easier than ever to connect experts in milking system analysis with students who want to leave a training session with the confidence to start testing milking systems correctly. This training can take place in a private location, where no questions are stupid and no cows are waiting to get milked. Even more important, practice and repetition is encouraged and “breaking the parlor” is fundamental to demonstrating abnormal function and how it is discovered with thorough testing.”
Learn more about additional MQ-IQ meeting locations scheduled in the Southeast this summer.

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

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Current Dairy Industry Stats

As of 6/30/18--
VA DHI cows: 50,499
VA DHI herds: 250
VA DHI average herd size: 202

June 2018
Herd Summary

Virginia March 2018
mailbox price: $15.02
more mailbox prices...

April 2018--
US cows: 9,400,000
VA cows: 86,000

VA dairy herds as of  
April 2018--
    Cow: 536
    Goat: 18
    Sheep: 1

    Herd Distribution