Dr. Nicolas “Nico” Negrin Pereira, assistant professor of biology at UNC Pembroke, attended the Angus Cattle and Dorper Sheep Sale and Field Day at Biltmore Estate on September 30.
The event––hosted by the Angus Cattle Breeders Society of North Carolina–– featured several speakers and information about cattle and sheep production. There was also an auction of yearling bulls, elite females and pairs and white dorper sheep.
Negrin Pereira attended the event with Robeson County cattlemen Ray Lowery and Arrin Baker, who often host Negrin Pereira’s students on their farms for research projects on beef bull fertility.
“One of the fundamental tools we use in animal science is extension services,” Dr. Negrin Pereira said. “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 precisely what happened at the field day at the Biltmore Estate.
“These events were an excellent opportunity to share our knowledge and help our community to produce more and superior cattle and sheep,” Negrin Pereira said.