Your Voice Matters!
The USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is initiating plans for their next national study of the US beef sector. The focus of the study will be on cow-calf operations. Currently NAHMS is looking for input on the highest priority issue areas facing the cow-calf segment of the beef industry and has put up a web-based survey with 10 questions to solicit input.
To take the survey, click here
Data collection will begin late in 2017
Operations in 20+ states will be randomly selected and contacted to enroll
Data will be collected through 2 personal interviews guided by questionnaires
Individual producer information will remain confidential and data will only be reported in summary form
Please take a moment to provide input to help insure that the study focuses on the issue areas of highest priority.
Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame
Sponsored by AVC, AABP, Bovine Veterinarian,
Osborn & Barr, and Merck Animal Health
Help to celebrate the rich traditions of production veterinary medicine by voting for this year's Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame inductees. Five veterinarians who have made lasting contributions to the profession have been nominated for this year's honors.
This year's beef nominees are Rodney Oliphant (posthumously), Roger Panciera, and Robert Sprowls. The dairy nominees are Keith Sterner, and Dave Rhoda.
Voting begins March 16, 2016. AVC Members may vote for one beef nominee and one dairy nominee. Members of both AVC and AABP may vote on one site only.
The annual Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the AABP Annual Conference in September in Charlotte, NC.
Brian Shoemake named winner of the Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health
AVC Externship Grant Winners
Outstanding Service Award
Receipiant Dr. Bill Swafford!
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
Dr. Bill Swafford was honored Thursday evening with the 2016 Outstanding Service Award. Bill has served the AVC in many capacities over the years from the Board of Directors to Presidency and as Executive Director. He has represented the AVC admirably and honorably. He is respected by his peers and by other leaders in the veterinary professional organizations.