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Upcoming Events:

Pesticide Recertification Class (next 4 classes)
RSVP required this year to to attend due to limited seating. Online options are available. Contact the Rockingham extension office to RSVP or for more information.
October 20, 1:00-4:00 pm (Tuesday)
October 22, 6:00-9:00 pm (Thursday)
October 27, 1:00-4:00 pm (Tuesday)
November 5, 6:00-9:00 (Thursday)

November 6-10
North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE)
Louisville, KY

November TBA
Pasture Grazing Group Fall Meeting
Topic: How to prevent seasonal crashing in milk  
production; Franklin County: contact

November 21, 2020
Hokie Dairy Day - virtual educational event hosted by the Dairy Club at Virginia Tech and VCE

Dec/Jan TBA
Winter Farm Finance small group team work
Franklin County: contact

Women in Ag Gathering 2021
Date and Details TBA

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 June 2020 mailbox price: $14.86
more mailbox prices...

September 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   



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