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011711_consultant.jpgThe Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) named Calvin Booker, DVM, M.Vet.Sc., of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, the 2010 AVC Consultant of the Year at the Winter Conference in Denver, Colorado, on Dec. 2. The award is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.

“Pfizer Animal Health is honored to sponsor this award and to recognize our peers,” says Gerald Stokka, DVM, president of AVC and senior veterinarian with Pfizer Animal Health. “Dr. Booker is a deserving recipient who has contributed in many different areas of our profession.”

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blach_regularRandy Blach, a longtime supporter of Colorado State University, has been selected by faculty members of the Department of Animal Sciences as the 2011 Livestock Leader. Blach was Saturday, Jan. 15, during Colorado State University Day at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

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rowe_regFarmers became a big part of “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe” when Rowe took offense at the saying, “work smarter, not harder.”

“What a silly way to separate knowledge from skill,” Rowe told attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting Monday. Rowe decided to celebrate people who work both smart and hard and knew farmers and ranchers do both.

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cattle_q_aBill Donald is a commercial cattleman with a cow-calf and yearling operation in Melville, Montana, and president-elect for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In January 2011, he begins a one-year term as president.

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