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 learn more about sharing a positive dairy message on social media. The presentation was “Opening the Virtual Barn Doors” presented by panelists, LaVaun Janney, Tenille Nuckols and Brittany Jones and moderated by Patty Leonard.
Virginia dairy maids, Hayley Daubert, Rachel and Sarah Craun gave a milk toast. Junior All-Virginia and All-Virginia awards were presented by, Heather Shinn and assisted by Erin Saacke. Logan Potts gave a junior association update. This year’s meritorious service award was presented to FC and Wayne Nuckols of Eastview Farm. The meritorious service award is sponsored by Rilara Holsteins.
We are thankful for the supportive sponsors of this annual meeting: Ashby Genetics, Big Spring Mill, Inc, C & C Farm supply, CFC Farm and Home center, Dairymen Specialty Company, Inc., Dayton Veterinary Services, Inc., Farm Credit of the Virginias, First Bank and Trust Ag Credit, Fisher and Thompson, Inc., G & M Sales of Virginia Inc, Greenmount Grain Roasting, James River Equipment, MD-VA Milk Producers, Renaissance Nutrition, Roger Miller Auctions, Southern States, Select Sire Power, Inc, Terry Perotti-Trans Ova Genetics.
Progressive Genetics Herd Award recipients: Mar-Bil Farms, James Cook, Eastview Farm, Melvin Ronk, Byard Rohrer, Monta Vista Inc,, Allen Layman, Alvis Farm LLC, Seth and Ruth Jamison, Virginia Tech Foundation, Kenneth Smith, Craig Rodes, Dallera Holstein LLC and Huckleberry Dairy.
Progressive Breeders Registry awards: Dogwood Farm, Eastview Farm, and Seth and Ruth Jamison
National Elite Performer: Whisper O-man Quest, Seth and Ruth Jamison
Regional Elite Performers were owned by Mar-Bil Farms (4 cows)
High Scoring cows, two 94 points owned by Lee and Dale Heizer
High BAAs- 100-200 cows Melvin Ronk 105.1
High Total Performance Index (TPI): RonJanCo Ac 295 441F-ET TPI 2794-Dr. Pat Comyn and River Bluff Dairy
High Net Merit: Cool-Lawn Lopez 5267 NM 966 Kenneth Smith
Lifetime Record: Harvue Blitz Loretta 10-3 319,170M 9,504 F 8347 P
High Production: Harvue Braxton Flow-ET 4-03 50,120M 1678 F 1376 P