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Louisa County Ag Fair 2013
August 1 - August 3 2013
Welcome to the Louisa County Agricultural Fair website.
With an ever growing population in Louisa County, we strive to continue with the traditions of a truly agricultural fair. You will not find rides and amusements, but instead, pure country fun. Come and enjoy FFA barbeque, live bands, 4-H projects and much more.
Setup day for the fair will be July 30th. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact the President of the fair. Contact information can be found on the contacts page. This is a great community service effort.
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2013 Fair Honorees
As many people know, several dairy farms in the area have been going out of business. They year's Louisa County Agricultural Fair honoree is Burnley Farm, the last dairy farm left in the county. Burnley Farm has been in operation since 1914 and has been in the Fisher family for five generations. Today, the farm is run by David Fisher, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Fisher, his wife, Mary Scott, and his daughter Laura, along with other family members and hired help. Throughout the years, the dairy farm has gone through some changes, including the use of technology. In the early years, all of the cows were milked by hand. Now, all 120 cows are identified by a computer, which holds records for their production, reproduction, and feed. All together, the cows produce between 9,500 and 10,000 pounds of milk every two day, which is sold to the Dairy Famers of America milk co-op.
The main reason for the current decrease in dairy farming is the low profit. Milk prices are down to about $1.50 per gallon, the cost of feed is high, and there is a constant need for facility and equipment repairs. Die to these common financial difficulties, the Fishers are considering become a beef farm. Although the Fishers would like to continue operating a dairy business, the profit gained is less than desirable for supporting a family. If Burnley Farm does switch over to beef, David Fisher says he will miss drinking fresh milk because he knows exactly here it comes from.