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Upcoming Events:

September 17, 2020
Dr. Alex White, Zoom Meeting, Noon
“Management Tools that Make Your Life Easier”

September 24-27, 2020
Virginia State Fair Dairy Shows

Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020
2020 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

October 5, 2020
Pesticide Test Prep - Zoom (

October 10, 2020
4-H/FFA Dairy Skillathon, Rockingham County Fairgrounds

Weekly Virginia Dairy Updates

In the spring, we hosted short calls at noon each Friday to update dairy producers in Virginia on current topics.  Available recordings for those calls are linked below.

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"

Current Dairy Industry Stats

Virginia April 2020 mailbox price: $16.05
more mailbox prices...

August 2020 Herd Summary   

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of September 2020:
Cow: 424   |   Goat: 2 

VA Manufactured Grade Herds as of September 2020:
Cow: 3  |  Goat: 12