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Beef Cattle Extension

Tuesday, January 12th 

  • Beef Production Health- Dr. John Currin-Beef Cattle Benchmarking; Dr. Seirra Guynn-The VCPR and Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Hannah Varnell-Making Smart Culling Decisions and Dr. Terry Swecker-Host
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Tuesday, January 19th

  • Individual Health Problems- Dr. Meghan Brookhart- The Thin Cow; Dr. Kevin Pelzer- The Cold Calf; Dr. Hollie Schramm-The Lame Cow and Dr. John Currin-Host
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Tuesday, January 26th 

  • Timely Topics: Beef Production in VA Dr. Laura Hungerford- Bovine Coronavirus; Dr. Kevin Lahmers- Theileria in VA: An Update; Dr. Jamie Stewart- New Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Guidelines and Dr. Sherrie Clark-Host
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2021 Virginia Master Cattlemen's Program

Virtual Online Course
Beginning at 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 2nd through Tuesday, April 13
Registration deadline: February, 19th

Seven Beef Cattle Management Modules:

  • Herd Health
  • Nutrition
  • Reproduction
  • Economics
  • Genetics
  • Marketing
  • Forage Management

This program will be offered via Zoom on the following dates at 6:30 p.m.

  • March 2nd
  • March 9th
  • March 16th
  • March 23rd
  • March 30th
  • April 6th
  • April 13th

Registration fee of $70

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.