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Virginia Tech Livestock Update Webinar Series

This webinar series contains timely information for Livestock Producers.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Firday, June 26, 2020

Webinars will be held via Zoom from 12pm-1pm on the dates listed above. 

April 24, 2020 Topics

  • Beef Markets- Current Considerations
  • Getting Ready for the Breeding Season
  • Pasture Management Update

May 8, 2020 Topics

  • Status of Virginia Livestock Markets and Beef/Sheep Price Update-Mike Carpenter & Morgan Croft, VDACS; and Scott Greiner, Virginia Tech
  • Fall-born Calf & Stocker Management and Marketing- John Currin, Virginia Tech
  • Feedstuff Availability and Price Considerations- Bain Wilson, Virginia Tech

May 22, 2020 Topics

  • Virginia Livestock Market Update-Mike Carpenter & Willie Morris, VDACS
  • Livestock Enterprise Management-Key Financial Considerations- Alex White, Virginia Tech
  • Summer Pasture and Forage Management- Gabe Pent, Virginia Tech

June 12, 2020 Topics

  • Virginia Livestock Market Update- Glenn Wheeler, VDACS
  • Pregnancy Check Time!- Vitor Mercadante, Virginia Tech Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences
  • Summer Fly Control- John Currin, VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine

June 26, 2020 Topics

  • Virginia Livestock Market Update- John Beahm, VDACS
  • Summer Stockpiling- John Benner, Augusta County VCE
  • Summer Deworming Strategies- John Currin, VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine

Webinars will be held via Zoom from 12pm-1pm on the dates listed above.

Join the Zoom Meeting at

Meeting ID: 952 8120 1443

or call 929-436-2866, meeting ID 95281201443#

Livestock Update Webinar 6-26-2020

Livestock Update Webinar 6-12-2020

Livestock Update Webinar 5-22-2020

"What you need to know about Asian Longhorn Tick and Theileria"

Livestock Update Webinar 5-8-2020

Livestock Update Webinar 4-24-2020


Dr. Scott Greiner

Genetics/Bull Test Stations
(540) 231- 9159

Dr. Vitor Mercadante

(540) 231- 9153

Dr. Bain Wilson

Nutrition and Beef Quality Assurance
(540) 231- 5253

Dr. John Currin

Extension Veterinarian, VMRCVM
(540) 231 - 9041

Katherine Carter

Assistant Youth Livestock Programming Specialist
(540) 231-2257

Jessica Dotson

Program Support Technician
(540) 231-9161

Extension Office Fax - (540) 231- 3010

Virginia Tech's Beef Cattle Extension programs help serve the beef cattle industry address the segments of the beef industry. The primary focus of these programs is to enhance the profitability and sustainability of beef cattle production systems through enhanced production efficiency and value-added ventures.