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Virginia-North Carolina Shepherds’ Symposium
January 9-10, 2009
Augusta County Government Center, Verona, VA

Livestock Update, January 2009

Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D., Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech

Program Overview:

Friday, January 9
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Sheep Management 101 Workshop
All day workshop for beginning shepherds covering topics related to basic sheep production and lambing management. Workshop will include hands-on activities with sheep.
(*additional registration fee, limited to first 30 participants registered)
4:00 pm  Virginia Sheep Industry Board Meeting (open to public)
Augusta County Government Center, Verona
6:00 Virginia Sheep Producers Association Board Meeting (open to public)
Augusta County Government Center, Verona
Saturday, January 10 - all activities at Augusta County Government Center
8:00 am Registration & Commercial Exhibits
9:00   “Foreign Animal Diseases That Threaten Livestock”
Bruce Bowman, DVM, Commonwealth Vet Clinic, Waynesboro, VA
10:00   “Lessons from the West Virginia Sheep Project”
Dr. Keith Inskeep, Division of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, West Virginia University
11:00  “Forage Management and Fertilization Strategies”
Dr. Ozzie Abaye, Dept. of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech
11:30  Virginia Sheep Producers Association Annual Meeting
12:00 noon  Lunch
Update from American Sheep Industry Association
1:00 pm  “Your Check-off Dollars at Work”
American Lamb Board representative
1:30   “Scrapie Eradication and Compliance in Virginia”
Dr. Kenneth Scheel, DVM, USDA-APHIS
1:30  Concurrent Youth Session
“Your Lambs and the Products They Produce”
Dr. Scott Greiner, Jason Carter, & Tracy Tomascik, Virginia Cooperative Extension
2:00 Break - Commercial Exhibits
2:30  “Parasite Management Strategies for Grazing Lambs - Performance and Economics”
Scott Bowdridge, Dept. of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
3:15  “Country of Origin Labeling - What Sheep Producers Need to Know”
Dr. Scott Greiner, Ph.D., Dept. of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
3:45   “Strategies for Flock Improvement”
Producer Panel


















Early Registration Deadline:  January 2, 2009 (registrations taken on-site day of program)
For registration information contact:

Dr. Scott Greiner
Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
Phone:  (540) 231-9163   Fax: (540) 231-3713   Email:


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