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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....

The Virginia Junior Holstein Association took 12 junior members to Appleton, Wisconsin at the end of June for the National Holstein Convention. They had an outstanding time competing and represented Virginia extremely well! The van-load of kids left on Saturday and sto...

June 6, 2019

Charles Franklin Smith (also known as Chot, Charlie, and Pop), 94 passed away on June 4, 2019 at his home, Cool Lawn Farm, Remington. He was born on December 5, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up on My Lady’s Manor Farm, Monkton, MD a son of Ross E. Smith and Minn...

May 8, 2019

Obituary for William David Hughes

William David “Bill” Hughes, 85, of Mount Solon, died Monday (April 29, 2019) in his home. 

Born November 20, 1933 in Lyons, N.Y., he was a son of Hugh Merrill Hughes and Mildred (Wilkins) Hughes.  He was a U. S. Army veteran and a lif...

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...

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...

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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