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Shane Brannock

Director of the Dairy Complex

Brannock oversees students from three CALS departments and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, along with a herd of 270 milk cows at this spacious state-of-the-art facility. Milk is picked up every day by the Virginia Department of Corrections' agribusiness operation. Then, after pasteurization, roughly 1,000 gallons of whole and chocolate milk are returned each week to Virginia Tech, satisfying students at D2 and Deet's Place. The remainder is distributed to prisons around the state, while cream is sold to private businesses for Virginia residents to enjoy as cheese, yogurt, and butter.