Meat Animal Wislines – 2013

UW Extension will be hosting a series of Meat Animal Project Webinars this winter for Fair Board staff, meat animal project superintendents and project volunteers who help create policy and structure to county livestock projects.  These webinars are primarily held in county extension offices throughout the state of Wisconsin with alternative access upon request.  These sessions are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The topics and dates are:

Feb. 19 – Animal health recommendations for county fairs:  Attend this session for information regarding equine health by Liv Sandberg, UW Extension Equine Specialist; poultry health, Ron Kean, UW Extension Poultry Specialist and general livestock with emphasis on swine influenza flu recommendations and vaccine information discussed by, Dr. Paul McGraw, Assistant State Veterinarian and Dr. Warron Wilson, Senior Technical Services Veterinarian – Merck Animal Health.

March 21 – The in’s and outs of county fair judges:  This session will discuss county fair judges, training, hiring, qualities to look for etc.  Speakers are:  Pam Hobson, 4-H Youth Development Agriculture Specialist and Robert (Bob) Williams, Department of Trade and Consumer Protection.

If you wish to attend, please contact your local county Extensions office ( in advance of each program to make sure the webinar site is open and program handout materials are available.  If unavailable from your county office, contact Bernie O’Rourke at for access.  There are a limited number of lines available.  The information for this program can be found at

Meat Animal Project webinar programs are provided as a service of the UW Cooperative Extension and the UW-Madison Department of Animal Sciences, and are hosted by Bernie O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist.  The webinar system provides a two-way voice & visual communication between speakers and listeners from participating County Extension Offices in Wisconsin and are free to the public.

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