Retirement Prompts Responsibility Changes in Extension Beef Group
Livestock Update, August 2002
John B. Hall, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech
The retirement of Mr. Bill McKinnon, Livestock Marketing Specialist, has necessitated shifting of responsibilities among the Extension Beef Cattle Group. Several programs for which Bill was the leader will continue such as the VA Retained Ownership Program, VQA certified calf program and Beef Quality Assurance. Current members of the Extension Beef Cattle Group and their responsibilities are listed below. Programs in bold indicate those transferred from the Livestock Marketing Specialist position.
|Extension Specialist||Primary Area of Responsibilities||Major Programs|
|Dr. John B. Hall||Cow/Calf Management Reproduction/Nutrition|
|Dr. Scott P. Greiner||Genetics Carcass Quality|
|W. Dee Whittier, DVM||Cow/Calf Herd Health Bull Fertility|
|John Currin, DVM||Stocker Cattle Health|
|Dr. Mark Wahlberg||Youth Livestock, Stocker/Feedlot Nutrition Mineral Nutrition|
|Dr. Dan Eversole||VT-based Public Events Cow/Calf Nutrition|
The feeder calf marketing, lamb marketing, market projections and market analysis portions of Bill's position will not be formally covered and information in these areas will not come from the Extension Beef Cattle Group. However, area farm management agents or specialists from Agriculture and Applied Economics may provide information in these areas. However, at this time, assignment of these areas to particular individuals has not occurred and the future of educational programming in these areas is limited.
Beef producers should continue to first contact their local Extension Office for needed beef production information and technical assistance.