One of the fundamental tools we use in Animal Science is extension services, but what does this word represent? As the term implies, extension means “to extend’, and for this reason farm extension is used to build bridges of knowledge between universities, producers, and local communities through collaboration and service. Such is exactly what happened on September 30th at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, during their first Angus cattle and Dorper sheep sale, which was held in conjunction with the fall field day of the Angus Cattle Breeders Society of North Carolina. Dr. Nicolas Negrin Pereira (Biology) attended the events with the objective of meeting and assisting two cattlemen from Robeson County -- Mr. Ray Lowery and Mr. Arrin Baker. Both are local cattlemen interested in selecting and purchasing genetically superior bulls and sheep at the showing. These events were an excellent opportunity to meet new and old friends, producers, veterinarians, and colleagues, and do what UNCP faculty like the most: share our knowledge and help our community to produce more and superior cattle and sheep.
Article written by Dr. Nicolas Negrin Pereira, Assistant Professor, Animal Science, Biology Department UNCP.