The Virginia Tech Dairy Cattle Center, located on 600 acres at the southwest edge of campus, maintains more than 400 head of dairy animals in both conventional and a new free-stall cattle housing unit. The complex includes a milking parlor, calf barn, bull barn, and other facilities.
The principle structure is a teaching and research freestall barn for about 250 cows with an attached milking parlor. The William Etgen Pavilion provides indoor seating at the complex for more than 300 and a large area for students to work with dairy cattle and conduct the annual Little All American Cattle Show.
New buildings were completed in spring 2004.
Address: Dairy Road | Map Grid: J-12
Originally Built: 1962 | Abbreviation: DJPAV
Latitude: 37.21525 | Longitude: -80.4227