Thursday, May 7, 2009

Livestock Club Partners with Industry Professionals and VT Vet School

Members of the 4-H Livestock Club hosted guest presenters Doug Harris and David Lee of Select Sires for a club program and workshop focusing on cattle reproduction. The youth learned about reproductive cycles and hormones, and then participated in a hands-on workshop in which they donned plastic gloves and examined the parts of a reproductive tract. Youth learned about semen handling and then were able to practice passing an AI rod through the tracts. The group was assisted by a Virginia Tech Vet School instructor and senior student. Many thanks to 4-H volunteers Roger Scott, Holdan Swope, Bert Martin, and Brad Douthit for assisting with the hands-on part of the workshop.