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Virginia-North Carolina Shepherds' Symposium
Livestock Update, November 1996
Steve Umberger, Animal and Poultry Sciences
- Thursday, December 5
- Registration, Conference Registration Window at
DONALDSON BROWN HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
- Flock Health and Management, Front Auditorium
- "Internal Parasite Control - Monitoring, Strategies for
Control, and Dewormers" - Dr. Anne Zajac, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
- "Diagnosing Disease in Your Sheep Flock" - Dr. Kevin Pelzer, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
- "BSE and Scrapie - Their Similarities, Differences, and Impact" - Dr. Dee Whittier, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of
- "Selection in Sheep for Genetic Resistance to Scrapie"
- Dr. Kreg Leymaster, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center,
Clay Center, Nebr.
- Lamb Banquet, $12/Adult & $6/Youth
- Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Gary Minish, Head, Department
of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
- After-Dinner Entertainment: Dr. Hugh McCampbell,
Extension Veterinarian, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, Tenn., "Tidbits from Tennessee"
- Friday, December 6
- Virginia Sheep Producers Association Breakfast and
Annual Meeting, Open to All Participants - $4.00/Person
- General Session, Front Auditorium
- 8:30 -10:30
- "An Update and Outlook for the U.S. Sheep
Industry" - Dr. Wayne Purcell, Department of
Agricultural & Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
- "A View of the Sheep Industry from Down Under" - Dr.
Barry Marshall, Counselor of Veterinary Services, New
Zealand Embassy, Washington, D.C.
- "Raising Sheep in Virginia and North Carolina" - A
- "Purebred Sheep Production" - Mr. John Sponaugle,
- "Commercial Sheep Production"- Mr. Courtland Spotts,
- "Lamb Production for a Niche Market" - Fred and Barbara
Pugh, Pittsboro, N.C.
- BREAK AND VIEW TRADE SHOW EXHIBITS, ROOM G
- "The Callipyge ("Heavy Muscle") Gene in Sheep -
Opportunities and Challenges for the U.S. Sheep
Industry" - Dr. Kreg Leymaster, U.S. Meat Animal
Research Center, Clay Center, Nebr.
- Lunch, On Your Own
- "My Experiences with Sheep Grazing and Lamb Feeding
Management" - Mr. Clark BreDahl, Writer of Dispatch
from Mormon Trail Farm, Greenfield, Iowa, Rear Auditorium
- Concurrent Sessions
- "Records for Commercial and Purebred Sheep Production"
- Dr. Dave Notter, Department of Animal & Poultry
Sciences, Virginia Tech, Rooms D&E
- "An Update on Artificial Insemination with Sheep" - Dr.
Greg Lewis, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences,
Virginia Tech, Rear Auditorium
- Concurrent Sessions
- "The Coyote Control Program in Virginia" - Mr. John
Houben, Wildlife Biologist, USDA/APHIS/ADC, Blacksburg, Va., Rear Auditorium
- "Interpreting Lamb and Wool Market Reports" - Mr. Bill
McKinnon, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences,
Virginia Tech, Rooms D&E
- "Proper Handling, Packaging, and Presentation of Wool
for the Hand Spinning Market" - Ms. Katie McLaughlin,
Sheep-To-Shawl & In-Between, Tazewell, Va., Executive
- Virginia Tech Copenhaver Sheep Center Open House
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