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Upcoming Events:

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

Franklin County Youth Livestock Show with Dairy
June 18, 2022

Franklin County DHIA
June 23, 2022

Virginia Dairy Expo
July 8, 2022

Youth Fitting and Showing Workshop -
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
July 16, 2022

Virginia Colored Breed Show, Rockingham County Fairgrounds
August 4, 2022

Youth State Dairy Judging Contest
August 5, 2022

Virginia Holstein Show, Rockingham County Fairgrounds
August 6, 2022

Rockingham County Fair
August 15-20, 2022

Cattle WISE/Equipment WISE-Women in Ag
Date TBD (Fall)

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 January 2022 mailbox price: $23.58   |   more mailbox prices...

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of March 2022: 
Cow: 384   |   Goat: 1

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

VA Grade A Herd Distribution

What's New?

Recent Issues

Front page image of the June 2022 Dairy Pipeline Newsletter.
June 2022 - In this issue: Can Efficiency be a Deficiency?; Environmental Impact on Bloat and the Bacterial Community in Ruminants; Upcoming Activities

May 2022 - In this issue: Spring is here! Don’t release the cows too soon!; Serotonin aids in the prevention of postpartum hypocalcemia in dairy cows; Upcoming Events

Front page image of the May 2022 Dairy Pipeline newsletter.
May 2022 - In this issue: Spring is here! Don’t release the cows too soon!; Serotonin aids in the prevention of postpartum hypocalcemia in dairy cows; Upcoming Events
Front page of the April 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline newsletter.
April 2022 - In this issue: Can mastitis during pregnancy affect the next generation?; Biosecurity on your dairy farm—Revisited; Upcoming Activities

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