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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...

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...

March 16, 2015

Virginia Holstein Member Spotlight

Steve Zirkle, New Market



Nestled in the beautiful hills of Shenandoah County is Cedar Bluff Dairy which has been in the Zirkle family since 1929.  Steve’s great grandfather purchased the farm which consists of 200 acres. His grandfath...

November 20, 2014



Viginia Holstein Membership Spotlight

Margie Ann Dick



By Lois Skeen, presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting


We are honoring Margie Ann Dick for her 35 years of service to Virginia Holstein Association as Secretary Treasurer.  But her involvement with Holsteins began lo...

September 14, 2014

Roger K. Miller

Virginia Holstein Member Spotlight


Born and raised in a large family in Batavia, New York, the LONG, cold, snowy winters got to be too much for Roger.  The different seasons in beautiful Virginia seemed to be the best place to call home.  As a 4th g...

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