Goat Day

Goats

UC Davis Virtual Goat Day 2021

Maintaining herd progress in uncertain times
Saturday, January 23, 2021
 

Goat Day will be going virtual for 2021!   Please join us on Saturday, January 23rd 2021 for a virtual event with the theme of maintaining herd progress in uncertain times.  Registration is $5.00 per person.  More information about the event including event schedule and registration link is below.

Event Information

  • When: January 23rd, 2021, 9am-1pm
  • Where: Virtual (Zoom links will be emailed to registered attendees)

Registration

The event registration fee is $5.00 per person. Please specify your email address during registration.  We will use your email address to send you the links to attend the virtual Goat Day sessions.   Registration Ends January 20th. 

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Registration limited to 450 participants

Program

GoatDayProgram2021 Jan13.pdf


GENERAL SESSION 1

9:00-9:25 Welcome & Facility Updates

*Welcome

  • Dr. Jim Murray, UC Davis Animal Science

*University operations during Covid-19

  • Campus life- Dr. Jim Murray, UC Davis Animal Science
  • VMTH- Dr. Bret McNabb, UC Davis Veterinary Medicine

*Student Opportunities: Live from the milking parlor

  • Ben Rupchis, Herd Manager, UC Davis Goat Barn
9:25-9:55 Research Updates

Presented by Drs. Meera Heller and Rosie Busch, UC Davis VetMed

*New faculty on campus

*Ongoing Research Projects

  • Hemp residue feeding trial
  • Transgenic goats

*Upcoming projects, surveys

*Links to DHIA and ADGA Updates

9:55-10:00 Break

GENERAL SESSION 2: KEYNOTE SESSION

10:00-11:30 Disaster Preparedness Panel Discussion

Hear perspectives of Veterinarians, Firefighters, Those hosting and treating evacuated animals and Evacuees. The goal of the session is to provide resources and tips for evacuation and care of animals during a natural disaster.

Panel Moderator:

  • Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, UC Davis VetMed

Panelists:       

  • Dr. Mike Payne
  • Dr. Fauna Smith
  • Dr. Bret McNab
  • Dr. Tara Urbano
  • Ben Rupchis
11:30-11:40 Break

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (held concurrently)

11:40- 12:20
Panel 1: 4-H Goat Curriculum

Get a sneak preview and learn about the new 4-H goat curriculum!

Panelists:       

  • Dr. Rosie Busch, UC Davis VetMed
  • Teresa Greenhut, UC Davis VetMed
Panel 2: Building and Using Herd Data

Learn how to use resources such as genetic testing and milk production records to for herd improvement.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Maga, UC Davis Animal Science

Panelists:       

  • Dr. Rebecca Bellone, UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab (VGL): Genetic selection and testing resources
  • Lisa Shepard, ADGA: How to use DHIA and genetic data for herd improvement
  • Erika McKenzie-Chapter, Pennyroyal Farms: Examples of using genetic data production testing to meet herd goals                                  
Panel 3: Animal Medications/Food Sales

Regulatory updates medication use, milk sales and food safety.

Panelists:       

  • Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, UC Davis VetMe
  • Dr. Alda Pires, UC Davis VetMed
  • Dr. Catherine Lorenz, CDFA
12:20-12:30 Break

 

GENERAL SESSION 3: CLOSING SESSION

12:30-1:00 Keeping camaraderie in the goat community

Tips and strategies for staying connected.

Panel Moderator:

  • Ben Rupchis, UC Davis Animal Science

Panelists:

  • Teresa Greenhut, UC Davis VetMed
  • Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, UC Davis VetMe
  • Dr. Rosie Busch, UC Davis VetMed

Contact Info

Elizabeth A. Maga, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
530-752-593
eamaga@ucdavis.edu 

Benjamin A Rupchis
Goat Facility Manager

530-752-6792
barupchis@ucdavis.edu

Hosts

This event is hosted by the UC Davis Department of Animal Science and UC Davis Veterinary Medicine.

UCD Vet Med and UCD Animal Science