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Upcoming Events:

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

Fall Pasture Program
TBD (Franklin County)

World Dairy Expo
October 2-7, 2022 (Madison, WI)

National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
October 2, 2022 (Madison, WI)

Cattle WISE/Equipment WISE-Women in Ag
October 21-22, 2022 (Blacksburg, VA)

National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
November 5, 2022 (Louisville, KY)

Dairy Sustainability Summit, Dayton
December 8, 2022 (Dayton, VA)

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 June 2022 Mailbox Price: $27.41
last month-> VA May 2022 Mailbox Price: $26.97
1 year ago->  VA May 2021 Mailbox Price: $19.29
more mailbox prices...

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of September 2022: 
Cow: 381   |   Goat: 1

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

VA Grade A Herd Distribution

What's New?

Recent Issues

October 2022 - In this issue: Understanding your milk culture reports; The influence of climate change-induced nutritional stress on dairy cattle; Upcoming Events

Screenshot image October 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline.
October 2022 - In this issue: Understanding your milk culture reports; The influence of climate change-induced nutritional stress on dairy cattle; Upcoming Events

September 2022 - In this issue: Managing risk in the futures and options market; CLOCK Genes Regulate Circadian Rhythm and Reproduction in Cattle; Upcoming Events

Snapshot image of the 2022 September Dairy Pipeline newsletter.
September 2022 - In this issue: Managing risk in the futures and options market; CLOCK Genes Regulate Circadian Rhythm and Reproduction in Cattle; Upcoming Events
Front page of the July/August 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline newsletter.
July/August 2022 - In this issue: Herd health records: Vitally important, but often out of shape; Analysis of age at first calving and productive performance in Holstein heifers; Upcoming Events