Meat Animal Project Webinars – 2012

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 held in county extension offices throughout the state of Wisconsin and run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The topics and dates are:

Feb. 6 – Livestock Industry Standards:  How they are to be utilized in organizing your county fair livestock shows.  This session will discuss industry standards for Beef, Sheep, Swine and Meat Goats.  Speakers are:  Ron Russell, UW Madison; Claire Mikolayunas, Extension Small Ruminant Specialist and Bernie O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist.

March 12 – Does your fair get the all clear from DATCP?  Sign on to this session to learn more about proper collection and record keeping of required documentation.  Get all of your questions answered.  Speaker:  Dr. Paul McGraw, Assistant State Veterinarian.

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. 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.  The information for this program can be found at

Contact Bernie O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, with questions at 608-263-4304 or


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