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Fall Focus Donation Heifer Selling at Virginia Beef Expo

McDonald Farms is donating a “pick of the lot” for the Virginia Beef Expo, April 17, in Harrisonburg. The buyer will get to pick from McDonald Farms 2019-born Simmental and SimAngusTM heifers.

Proceeds of the sale will go to the American Simmental-SimbrahFoundation and the Virginia Simmental Association to support the 2020 Fall Focus this August in Roanoke, VA. McDonald Farms will supply a list of the heifers’ registration numbers to choose from. Buyer must select their female by April 30, 2020.

Bill McDonald, owner and manager of McDonald Farms, says, "We are glad to support the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation in its efforts to promote and fund educational programs for cattle producers. By donating this 'Pick of our 2019 Simmental or SimAngus Heifers' we are helping to make this a reality. McDonald Farms has supported Fall Focus since it started and is very honored to help the Virginia Simmental Association host this event in our great state. This will be the first time in 15 years that anyone has had the opportunity to purchase one of our females at a public Simmental sale." For more information about the donation lot contact Bill McDonald at info@mcdonaldfarms.com or DP Sales at office@dpsalesllc.com. Interested in learning more about this year’s Fall Focus, head to fallfocus.org.


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To arm seedstock breeders and commercial cattlemen with information to confidently make genetic selection decisions, market their product, promote the beef industry, and plan for the security of future generations.

 

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Fall Focus 2021

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016


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Professor and Extension Animal Scientist, Beef/Sheep

Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

Dr. Greiner was raised on a diversified livestock farm in Eastern Iowa, and attended Iowa State University where he earned a B.S. in Animal Science in 1989.  His graduate studies included an M.S. from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from Iowa State. His graduate work at ISU was fundamental to the incorporation of ultrasound as a genetic improvement tool in beef cattle.

In 1998, Greiner joined the faculty at Virginia Tech and now serves at Extension Project Leader for the department. As an Extension Animal Scientist, he designs and delivers educational programs in beef cattle and sheep to adults and youth, and conducts applied research. This objective is accomplished by providing research-based education to livestock producers, Extension agents, and allied industry professionals. Specific responsibilities include design and delivery of educational programs and materials related to beef and sheep genetics and associated production and marketing issues, providing leadership for statewide programs in beef cattle and sheep; and maintaining strong working relationships with the beef and sheep industries and allied organizations.

 

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