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Virginia-North Carolina Shepherds' Symposium

Livestock Update, December 2006

Dr. Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Sheep, Virginia Tech..

Virginia-North Carolina Shepherds’ Symposium
January 13, 2007
Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Dr Scott Greiner
Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech

Program Overview:

Friday, January 12
4:00 pm Virginia Sheep Industry Board Meeting (open to public)
6:00 Virginia Sheep Producers Association Board Meeting (open to public)
Saturday, January 13
8:00 am Registration & Commercial Exhibits

“Making Effective Use of Livestock Guard Dogs”
Dr. An Pieschel, Tennessee Cooperative Extension, Tennessee State University


Virginia Tech Research Update
“Strategies for Improving Flock Genetics”
Mr. Randy Borg, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

“Parasite Resistance: Only for Hair Sheep?”
Ms. Kathryn MacKinnon, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

10:45 Break - Commercial Exhibits

“Comparative Health Issues for Sheep and Goats”
Dr. Kevin Pelzer, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

12:00 noon

Virginia Sheep Producers Association Annual Meeting & Awards
Updates from American Sheep Industry Association & American Lamb Board

1:30 pm

“National Animal Identification System: Current Status for Small Ruminants”
Ms. Linda Campbell, Luray, VA, Chair - NAIS Goat Species Working Group


“Making the Most of Your Feed Dollars”
Dr. Mark Wahlberg, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

2:45 Break - Commercial Exhibits
3:00 "Practical Lessons Learned the Hard Way"
Producer Panel

7th Annual Virginia Bred Commercial Ewe Lamb Sale
Selling Katahdin, Katahdin x Dorper, Suffolk, Suffolk x whiteface, & Cheviot x Finn crossbred ewe lambs

Registration Deadline:  December 29, 2006

For registration information contact:

Dr. Scott Greiner
Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences
366 Litton-Reaves Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061
Phone:  (540) 231-9163     Fax:  (540) 231-3713


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