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Franklin County Youth Livestock Show with Dairy
June 10, 2023
Southwest VA 4-H Tractor Club Silent Auction
June 15-17, 2023 (Abingdon, VA)
Southwest VA 4-H Tractor Club Raffle
June 17, 2023 (Abingdon, VA)
Managing Milk Price & Risk Using Futures and Options Markets
June 26, 2023 (Rocky Mount, VA)
Farmer CPR and First Aid Beginner Classes
June 29, 2023 (Rocky Mount, VA)
SWVA 4-H Tractor Club Trip to Southeast Old Threshers Reunion Show in Denton, NC
July 1, 2023
Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat
July 9 - July 12, 2023 (Statesville, NC)
Farm Dinner Theatre
July 14, 2023 (Franklin Co.)
Virginia Dairy Expo
July 14, 2023 (Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction)
Cheese Making Class
July 17, 2023 (Franklin Co.)
SWVA 4-H Tractor Club Toy Tractor Display Contest
August 1-3, 2023 (Rich Valley Fair)
State 4-H / FFA Dairy Youth Field Day
August 3, 2023 (Harrisonburg, VA)
Virginia Summer Showdown - Summer All Breed Dairy Shows
August 4-5, 2023 (Rockingham Co. Fairgrounds)
Virginia State Fair
Jr Dairyman’s Contest - September 22, 2023
Dairy Show - September 23, 2023
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 February 2023 Mailbox Price: $22.93
last month → VA Jan 2023 Mailbox Price: $24.23
1 year ago → VA Feb 2022 Mailbox Price: $24.82
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 by County and Percentage
General ItemDairy Financial Management
Holistic management strategies to assist farmers in successfully managing their agricultural operations through periods of high risk, volatility, and financial stress.
General ItemForage Quality & Management
Educational on-farm workshops and diverse extension fact-sheets along with educational videos.
General ItemMastitis and Milk Quality
Increase milk production, milk quality, and profitability with mastitis detection, control and prevention. Includes farm management improvements to prevent pathogen proliferation.
Get your replacements off to a good start to maximize your herd's future!