Animal Care Resources

Animal Care Wednesday Webinars

When: First Wednesday of the month (unless on or near a holiday) at 11:00 am CST

Who: Extension/4-H personnel and livestock professionals in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Wyoming, and South Dakota

Purpose: Provide a brief snapshot of an Animal Welfare/Care topic, and how Extension personnel can use the information in their jobs to educate themselves, answer client and youth questions, or to strengthen programming.

Meeting layout: 15-20 minutes of presentation (limit to one concept), 10-15 minutes Q&A and/or discussion – total meeting: approximately 30 minutes.

To join the webinars: Click on To join from a mobile device or call in via phone, please contact for instructions.

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ACWW Schedule

January 4 Bernie O'Rourke & Rob Eirich

VFD changes: Show animal resources

February 1 Mike Apley Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship
March 1 TBD TBD
April 5 TBD TBD
June 7 TBD TBD
July 5 TBD TBD
August 2 TBD TBD
September 6 TBD TBD
October 4 TBD TBD
November 1 TBD TBD
December 6 TBD TBD
ACWW Committee Members

MemberJob TitleSchoolPhoneEmail
Mike Anderson 4-H Youth Program Specialist Iowa State University Extension 515-294-8617 (office)
Heidi Carroll Livestock Stewardship Extension Associate South Dakota State University 605-688-6623 (office)
Kellie Chichester Extension Educator –Ag Systems University of Wyoming Extension 307-721-2571 (office)
Kim Clark Extension Educator – Dairy University of Nebraska Extension 402-472-6065 (office)
Rob Eirich Director of Beef Quality Assurance University of Nebraska Extension 308-635-1230 (office)
Amie Schleicher Livestock Specialist – Atchison County University of Missouri Extension 660-744-6231 (office)
Wednesday Webinar Recordings


The following Animal Care Resources were developed and compiled by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach faculty and staff.

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General Animal Care

Current Animal Welfare Issue Responses

  • 11/02/11 -- Newsletter discussing Nebraska Farmers Union - HSUS joint venture and Nebraska Rural Poll animal welfare findings
  • 10/12/11 -- Newsletter discussing the impact of the 2010 Missouri vote on the HSUS puppy mill proposal, and how that outcome affects the animal welfare political dynamics in Nebraska
  • 01/05/11 -- Newsletter describing Ohio compromise legislation where Ohio officials agreed to compromise farm animal housing restrictions to
    avoid Humane Society of the US ballot contest
  • 10/07/09 -- Ohio Ballot Issue Two creating the Ohio Livestock Board
  • 09/02/09 -- Newsletter describing California's Proposition Two, which established housing requirements for laying hens, swine gestation crates, and veal calf crates

Good Management Practices for Youth and Resources for Animal Care for Youth


  • BVDV (Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus) -- Why Is It Important? A Guide to Cattle Producers and Youth Raising 4-H/FFA Beef Projects

Dairy Cattle



Animal Welfare Conference Videos
May 25-26, 2011