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WEYERS CAVE —
A hungrycalf started suckling EmilyHouse’sthumbasshepetteditat Cave View Farms onWednesdayafternoon.“They have such personal-ities,” said House, of Easton,Maryland. “I didn’t know thatuntiltoday.”House decided to accompa-ny her friend, Megan Messix,whogrewuponadairyfarminMaryland,totheVirginiaStateDairymen’s Association DairyExpoattheWeyersCavefarm,where new systems designedto help farmers raise calvesmore efficiently were on dis-play.Stationsweresetuparoundthe farm showcasing moderntechnology that Cave View’sowner, Gerald Garber, has putinplaceathisoperation.Theexpodrewbetween400and 500 farmers, mostly from
Megan Messix, who grew up on a dairy farm in Queen Anne’s County, Md., plays with a young calf as Emily House watches and laughs duringthe Virginia State Dairymen’s Association Dairy Expo at Cave View Farms in Weyers Cave on Wednesday.
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Technology enables farmersto take better care of calves
Emily House lets a young calf suckle on her thumb.
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