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Upcoming Events:

Farm Advisory Teams
Contact cmartel@vt.edu or jdaubert@vt.edu to develop a farm advisory team.

Virginia Holstein Annual Meeting
January 7, 2023

Virginia Dairy Princess Pageant
January 9, 2023

Dairy Health and FARM Updates
January 17, 2023 (Montezuma Hall)

Farmers Dinner Theatre
January 21, 2023 (Clover Hill)

Vantage No-Till Conference
February 21, 2023

Farmers Dinner Theatre
February 21, 2023

Managing Milk Price Using Futures Market
February 27, 2023 (Amelia)

Managing Milk Price Using Futures Market
February 28, 2023 (Dayton)

Science of Dairy Foods Workshop
March 18, 2023 (with Dr. Bob Horton)

4-H Dairy Bowl Contest
March 25, 2023  

If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for any Extension event, please discuss your accommodation needs with the Extension staff at your local Extension office at least 1 week prior to the event.

Current Dairy Industry Stats

Virginia September 2022 Mailbox Price: $26.37
last month-> VA August 2022 Mailbox Price: $26.87
1 year ago->  VA September 2021 Mailbox Price: $18.63
more mailbox prices...

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of September 2022: 
Cow: 381   |   Goat: 1

VA Manufactured Grade Herds as of September 2022: 
Cow: 1  |  Goat: 14   

VA Grade A Herd Distribution

What's New?

Recent Issues

January/February 2023 - In this issue: Managing risk in the futures and options market; CLOCK Genes Regulate Circadian Rhythm and Reproduction in Cattle; Upcoming Events

Screenshot image January/February 2023 Dairy Pipeline front page.
September 2022 - In this issue: How to Deal with Repeat Breeder Cows; Pre-Engineered Building Pros and Cons; Upcoming Events
Screenshot image November/December 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline.
November/December 2022 - In this issue:Sustainability: It’s not new and it’s here to stay!; Can changes to your FSH stimulation protocol improve embryo outcomes?; Upcoming Events

October 2022 - In this issue: Understanding your milk culture reports; The influence of climate change-induced nutritional stress on dairy cattle; Upcoming Events

Screenshot image October 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline.
October 2022 - In this issue: Understanding your milk culture reports; The influence of climate change-induced nutritional stress on dairy cattle; Upcoming Events