News and Events

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New method to sort cows and calves

I think this would be considered humane handling. … Read More

October is National Cooperative Month. Let’s celebrate!

Cooperatives are an important part of our economy. In 2014, cooperatives set records for income and revenue. Read more here. … Read More

Feeder Cattle Survey

The Shenandoah Valley Beef Cooperative is exploring the possibility of marketing natural feeder cattle for the marketplace beginning early next year. We need your help.  Please complete this survey and tell us what you think. … Read More

3 New Beef Cuts

Read this article at Beef Daily blog for more details about the coulotte steak, ribeye cap, and strip filet … Read More

Flank Steak with Pomegrante Sauce

FLANK STEAK WITH POMEGRANATE SAUCE 1 ½ lb. flank steak 2 Tbsp. butter 1/3 cup beef broth or stock ¾ cup pomegranate juice… ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp. honey 2 Tbsp. brown sugar ½ tsp. salt Season steak with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet on medium-high. When hot, sear steak until well-browned, […] … Read More

Now is the time to Frost Seed

With several inches of snow still on the ground it is hard to assess just what our pastures will look like once the snow has melted. There are many benefits from frost seeding clovers and other legumes into your pastures. This is the easiest and most economical way to improve pasture yield with minimal disturbance to the soil. […] … Read More


The 2014 Virginia Cattle Industry Convention will be held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds on March 27 – 30, 2014. The Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, Virginia Beef Industry Council, Virginia Beef Expo and Virginia Cooperative Extension will be working together in 2014 to offer the industry the Virginia Cattle Industry Convention. There will certainly be something for everyone as an […] … Read More

My experience strip grazing part II

The grazing season finally came to an end on February 7th.  I will be hay feeding until the green grass of spring returns.  Some take away lessons.  Weather can impact the available forage.  I believe the stockpiled grass deteriorated faster because of the cold, wet winter we have had.  The pasture I was using had […] … Read More

My Experience Strip Grazing Stockpiled Fescue

by Tad Williams I began strip grazing an 8 acre field on November 19th.  The cattle had been removed in early August and I did not apply any additional fertilizer.  I was hoping to hold off grazing until early to mid-December, but the grass on the other pastures did not last that long.  There are […] … Read More

Jake’s Bar & Grill serves up Shenandoah Valley Beef

Jake’s Bar & Grill opened on December 16 in Waynesboro, Virginia and Shenandoah Valley Beef was on the menu.  They serve 8 oz burgers that are 100% natural and local raised.  I stopped in on Wednesday and ordered the Blue Coyote.  The burger was excellent and piled high with bacon, mushrooms, and blue cheese.  The […] … Read More