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Enhancing knowledge, safety and profitability

Road to the new dairy facilities at Smithfield

Upcoming Events:

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

Regular Women in Agriculture Meetings
Every 1st Tuesday @ 7:30 pm



Virginia State Fair

September 23-26, 2021


World Dairy Expo

September 27 - October 2, 2021

Table Talk Training Virginia
October 5-6, 2021

Hokie Cow Classic
October 18, 2021

Cattle WISE for Dairy & Beef
October 29, 2021

Annie's Project
Oct/Nov TBD

Current Dairy Industry Stats

Virginia April 2021 mailbox price: $17.69   |   more mailbox prices...

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of August 2021: 
Cow: 405   |   Goat: 2 

VA Manufactured Grade Herds as of August 2021: 
Cow: 1  |  Goat: 14  | Sheep 1 

VA Grade A Herd Distribution

What's New?

May issue of the Dairy Pipeline. Screenshot of the front page.
September 2021. In this issue: A Finance Guy’s View on Income over Feed Cost; Lessons from the Jury Box; Upcoming Events

Recent Issues

July/August 2021. In this issue: Capital Investments: Analysis and Decision-making Process; "Soft'-ware Disease: The New Foreign Body Syndrome in Dairy Cattle; Upcoming Events

Front page image of the July/August issue of the Dairy Pipeline
July/August. In this issue: Capital Investments: Analysis and Decision-making Process; "Soft'-ware Disease: The New Foreign Body Syndrome in Dairy Cattle; Upcoming Events
June issue of the Dairy Pipeline. Screenshot of the front page.
June 2021. In this issue: Strengthening Women in Agriculture through Hands-On, Engaging, Educational Programming; It's what's for dinner: Beef on dairy management; Upcoming Events

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