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December 3, 2019

Steve grew up on a Holstein dairy in Rockwell, NC located in north central Cabarrus County in the Piedmont region; George Pless and Sons Dairy   His grandfather, the family patriarch who is now 91 years old started the dairy which has evolved as new technologies have b...

August 4, 2019

On Saturday, August 3th, the Virginia Holstein Summer show was held at the Rockingham County fairgrounds in Harrisonburg.  Judge Matt Hawbaker from Interstate heifer care in Clear Spring, Maryland placed over 60 head exhibited by both junior and adult Holstein members....

April 19, 2019

On Saturday, April 6, just shy of 50 animals paraded across the shavings at the 2019 Virginia Spring Show at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. Judge Tammie Stiles from Woodstock, Virginia met with the juniors before they started showing and fitting cla...

March 21, 2019

Nolandia Farm, one of 13 dairies in Fauquier county. The farm name came from Kraig’s grandfather, George Noland who milked cows from the 1950s to 2006. As a youth, Kraig had always worked around the farm and was involved in showing through 4-H. In 2013, Kraig graduated...

December 2, 2018

allThe Henry Clay Inn in Ashland was the location of this year’s annual meeting. Roger Miller welcomed everyone and committee reports were shared with the group.  The junior members had their membership meeting at the same time.  Then, everyone gathered together to lea...

May 1, 2018

As breeders celebrate our favorite cow families this month, it is fitting to feature a dedicated farm family that has been breeding, milking and marketing cows for five generations.

Jennings Gap Dairy, the Swope family is an active dairy farm family located in Churchvil...

April 7, 2018

About fifty head were shown at the 2018 Virginia Spring Show held on Saturday, April 7, at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. Judge Michael Creek, from Hagerstown, Maryland , met with the youth before they started showing and fitting classes that mornin...

November 20, 2017

This year’s annual meeting was held at Dayton United Methodist Church. The morning program included a presentation by Richard Fitzgerald on “Nutrient Management for the 21st Century.” Committee reports were shared with goals and activities for the new year. Proceeding...

August 28, 2017

*For more pictures from the Summer Show click Here*

This year’s Virginia Holstein Summer show was held Saturday, August 5 at the Rockingham County fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. It was a beautiful summer day that ran smoothly.  Judge Tim Abbott, from Enosburg Falls, Vermo...

June 25, 2017

Witching Hour Farm, Gretna Va.

JD Brown, Arin Brown, Jordin Brown, JD Brown II

The Brown Family has been involved in showing for many years.  JD grew up in 4-H with beef cattle, Dairy and swine.  JD grew up on a thoroughbred farm in Woodbine MD.  JD became friends with t...

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