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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...

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...

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...

November 3, 2015

**Republished with permission from Southeastern Holstein News**


Whispering Oaks Farm

Seth and Ruth Jamison and Family



Rocky Mount, VA

By Sue Puffenbarger


Running a family dairy is not an individual endeavor.  It takes a community of dedicated people and a strong family...

October 29, 2015


Ms. Barbara Clary

7/11/1944 – 10/17/2015



Barbara Louise Clary, age 71, of Richmond, Va. passed away October 17, 2015. Barbara was recently retired from her company Ownby Auction and Realty. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harvie and Annie Clary; her sister E...

July 2, 2014

2014 Holstein Convention in Dubuque, IA

Delegate report by Matt Nuckols


Hello fellow VA Holstein members,

As I am flying home from Holstein Convention I thought it would be nice for me to share my experience.  It was a very busy several days for me moving from one event...

May 4, 2014

The Show Committee would like to announce some changes to the upcoming Futurity Shows. The 2015 Futurity (No. 26) will be opened up to anyone who still would like to enter an animal. Both the first and second payment will be required to accompany the nomination. Additi...

April 16, 2014

John D. Hardesty



  John Douglas Hardesty, 82, of Berryville, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center, Winchester, Virginia.


  Known to many young people as “Gramps”, Mr. Hardesty was born January 14, 1932 in...

February 28, 2014

The Thirty-Fourth Virginia Spring Show will be held on April 5, 2014 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, VA. The show will begin at 10:30 am with Showing & Fitting Classes to be followed by the type classes. The judge this year will be Jessica Sentell...

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