Tools & Resources
Dairy Management Spreadsheets
- Dairy Trends.pdf
Western Dairy Accounts Dec. 2010
Calculates Annual Cost of Machinery/Equipment for n years
Corn Silage Budget from Extension Service
Dairy Budget from Extension Service - 1 year, cash flow, ration feeds
Dairy Grazing Budget - Extension Service, cash flow
Dairy Calf / Heifer Budget - Extension Service, cash flow
Dairy Calf / Heifer Budget - Extension Service, cash flow, by ages
Pasture Budget - Extension Service
Cash Flow Budget for North Carolina 2011
Cow Enterprise Profit-Loss - accounting firm format, multiple years
Dairy Cow Profit-Loss - by enterprises, by herd, cow, and cwt milk
Estimate cost of concrete
Compute manure nutrients and crop acreage to utilize them
Score and weight decision alternatives (goals)
Decision Analysis - Time value conversions and business measures
Decal with Rate of Return macro for Excel 2007 or later
Financial Statements: Cash Flow, Profit-Loss, Networth
Compare lease to buy based on net cost
Amortize and evaluate loans, w/ tax deductions (annual/monthly)
- MilkCommissionBase.xls | article
A Decision Making Tool to Determine the Feasibiliy of Purchasing Virginia Milk Commission Base
Size a parlor, change herd size, compare effic and costs including milking labor
Five or 10-year partial budget for changes (cash flow and net worth)
5 years of cash flow and profit-loss along with a herdsize sheet for planning
Herdsize calculations for new, continuing or expanded herd
Plan group sizes for optimum parlor use and net income
Estimate volume of manure and waste water and necessary storage
Projected costs of purchasing property with a mortgage
PropBuy with macros for Excel 2007 and more recent
Compares a loan to a refinanced loan
Capacities of silos and bags for various feeds (includes cost/T dry matter)
Calculation and value of depreciation for income taxes
For MORE budget spreadsheets and information, visit
Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory
Dairy Farming Today
Mid-Atlantic Water Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service
Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (formerly PDHGA)
Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences
Southeast Quality Milk Initiative (SQMI)
Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc.
USDA Dairy Industry Data
USDA Economic Research Service
USDA National Agricultural Library
Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Milk Commission
Waste Solutions Forum
Preventing silage-related injuries and fatalities among farm workers
Winter Crops as a Feed Source for Dairy Cattle
Determining Harvesting Time for Corn Silage
Management of compost-bedded pack barns
Manejo del becerro recién nacido - Newborn calf management
In the spring of 2020, we hosted short calls at noon each Friday to update dairy producers in Virginia on current topics. Available recordings for those calls are linked below.
April 24: Jeremy Daubert, VCE, "What can extension do for you?
May 1: Elizabeth Moretz, The Dairy Alliance, "Dairy Promotion"
May 8: Eric Paulson, Virginia State Dairymans Association, "Dairy Policy Updates"
May 15: Christinia Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech, "Mastitis Reduction Tips"
May 22: Gonzalo Ferriera, Virginia Tech, "Forage Quality"
May 29: Dave Winston, Virginia Tech, "Dairy Records Key Indicators"
June 12: Jeff Bewley, Alltech, "Lean Dairy Management"
June 19: Christine Brodeur, DFA, "Milk Contracting Basics"
June 26: Jeremy Daubert, VCE, "Heat Stress Strategies"
July 3: Michele Payn, Cause Matters, "Communicating Science to the Public"
July 10: Joe Dalton, University of Idaho, "Strategies for using Beef on Dairy"
We think DAIReXNET is one of the best resources on the web! Find real, applicable knowledge that ranges from basic issues and questions like "how to raise a calf" to immediately relevant topics to the most up-to-date recommendations based on the latest research.
"eXtension is unlike any other search engine or information-based website. It's a space where university content providers can gather and produce new educational and information resources on wide-ranging topics. Because it's available to students, researchers, clinicians, professors, as well as the general public, at any time from any Internet connection, eXtension helps solve real-life problems in real time."
Check them out--you'll be glad you did!