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Upcoming Events:

Weekly Virginia Dairy Updates


Starting Friday, April 24th we will host a short call at noon to update dairy producers in Virginia on current topics.  Calls will last approximately 15 minutes. Please send questions ahead of time to Jeremy Daubert at or 540-564-3083.  Available recordings for previous calls are linked below.

Call in Number: 1-862-799-9478

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 will post updates to events as we learn more.


Hokie Cow Classic Golf Tournament, Blacksburg

July 19-24 , 2020
2020 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents; Trade show or sponsorship, contact

Current Dairy Industry Stats

Virginia January 2020 mailbox price: $20.04
more mailbox prices...

April 2020 Herd Summary   

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of April 2020:
Cow: 447   |   Goat: 3  

VA Manufactured Grade Herds as of April 2020:
Cow: 3  |  Goat: 13  |  Sheep: 1