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36th Annual Virginia Tech Animal Industry Day

Livestock Update, June 1999

Dan Eversole, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech

BUSES: Bus groups are requested to arrive at the Livestock Center by 9:00 AM. Bus parking will be at the Swine Center. Pictures of bus groups will be made when buses unload.
EXHIBITS: Commercial and departmental exhibits will be on display from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM at the Livestock Center.
REGISTRATION: 8:30 - 9:30 AM Complimentary coffee, milk, and donuts. View livestock, commercial and educational posters and exhibits in the tent, judging pavilion, and beef barn.

Location: Livestock Center
9:30 - 10:00Welcome
- Dr. Gary Minish, Department Head
  • Introductions:
    • New Faculty Members
    • Director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Recognition of Mrs. Mary diZerega, Block and Bridle Club Honoree
  • 10:00 - 10:15Update on the Livestock Teaching Arena
    - Dr. Ike Eller, Director of Development, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    10:15 - 10:35New Developments in the College
    - Dr. Andy Swiger, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    10:35 - 11:00 "Human Pharmaceuticals from Pigs"
    - Dr. Jim Knight and Dr. William Velander
    11:00 - 12:00Keynote address "Understanding Animal Behavior"
    - Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University
    12:00 - 1:00Complimentary Beef, Pork and Chicken Barbecue Lunch
    Viewing of Commercial Exhibits
    HORSE PROGRAM: Campbell Arena
    12:15 - 1:15Reining Demonstration, "Souped-up Dressage"
    - Mr. Doug Meadows, Lenoir City, Tenn.
    1:15Dressage Grand Prix, "Pas De Deux"
    - Marat and Janna Bakhramov, Dark Horse Stables, Inc., Boyce, Va.

    BEEF PROGRAM: Livestock Judging Pavilion
    1:00 - 1:25"New Estrous Synchronization Systems"
    - Dr. John Hall
    1:25 - 1:45"Pasture-Based Beef Systems for Appalachia"
    - Dr. Joe Fontenot
    1:45 - 3:00"Beef Quality Assurance"
    - Mr. Bill McKinnon, Dr. Scott Greiner, Dr. John Hall
    SHEEP PROGRAM: Virginia Tech Sheep Center "Farm Flock Management"
    1:00 - 1:40"User-Friendly Reproductive Management"
    - Dr. Greg Lewis
    1:40 - 2:20"Genetic Management Made Simple"
    - Dr. Dave Notter
    2:20 - 3:00"Nutrient Management Cycles"
    - Dr. Mark Wahlberg

    If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation to participate in this activity, please notify Dan Eversole, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at (540) 231-4738 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM to discuss accommodations at least 15 days prior to the event.

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