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Beef Cattle Economics for Vet Students

March 5, 2009

The veterinary students' Food Animal Medicine Club announces a seminar April 1, 6-8 p.m. in Gladys Valley Hall, Room 1030 on the UC Davis campus.

The seminar, second in a series on the economics of food animal production and veterinary practice, is entitled, "Beef Cattle Economics for Vet Students."

Speakers include:

Dr. Tom Talbot, DVM
Cow/calf producer
Talbot Land and Livestock, Bishop, CA
President, California Cattlemen’s Association

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, M.S., PhD
Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Specialist
Dept. of Animal Science, UC Davis

Mark and Abbie Nelson
Seedstock Producers
Five Star Land and Livestock, Wilton, CA

Lucy Rechel
Feedlot Owner
Snyder Livestock Company, Yerington, NV

Western Video Market
Cattle Marketing Representative TBA from WVM and
Shasta Livestock Auction Yard, Cottonwood, CA

This speaker series, hosted by experts from veterinary medicine and agricultural businesses, provides an open-forum for discussion with the goal of educating veterinary students about their future clients. Topics will focus on economic aspects including the beef supply chain, management of different production sectors, expected progeny differences, beef pricing and the export market, the Checkoff program, current livestock policy and more.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn about topics not taught in the formal veterinary curriculum.


Contact: tpludwick@ucdavis.edu