Kirksville man named 2013 Missouri Livestock Person of the Year

David Moore will be honored at the 2013 Missouri Livestock Symposium

The 2013 Missouri Livestock Symposium will honor David Moore, a veterinarian of Kirksville, Mo. as the Livestock Person of the Year. He will be inducted into the Missouri Livestock Symposiumâ??s Hall of Fame in December.

As a veterinarian and sheep producer, Moore has dedicated his life to the livestock industry. He is a well-known and respected producer of registered Montadale and Dorset sheep, and has exhibited sheep at the local, state, and national levels. His grandchildren now carry on his tradition of showing sheep.

Moore graduated from the University of Missouriâ??s School of Veterinary Medicine. He worked at a large animal practice in Illinois for one year, and then returned to Kirksville to open a mixed animal practice.

Moore currently owns and practices at Adair County Veterinary Clinic. In 1995, his son John, joined the practice, and in 1998 he practice expanded to LaPlata.

During his 39 years practicing veterinary medicine, Moore has contributed to the livestock industry in many ways. He has practiced in the areas of dairy, beef, swine and sheep as, and has served as a livestock market veterinarian.

Additionally, Moore is the Director of the Animal Facility at ATSU. He has served on countless committees and boards involving livestock, is a past-president of the Northeast Missouri Sheep Producers and a former member of the State of Missouri Scrapies Eradication Program.

Moore also served as Secretary for the Northeast Missouri District Fair Board, was a 4-H Sheep Project Leader, and a Sheep Superintendent for the NEMO District Fair for several years.

Moore has been an avid supporter of the Adair County 4-H Livestock Sale. He has been honored as an Adair County Friend of 4-H and was awarded the Show Me Master Purebred Sheep Producer's Award.

Moore and his wife Brenda have been added to the University of Missouriâ??s Extension Leaders Honor Roll and the Moore family has been honored as the Adair County Farm Family at the Missouri State Fair.

Moore is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, Bovine Practitioners, Society of Theriogenology, and Veterinary Consultants. He has presented numerous programs throughout the Midwest, including sessions for the Missouri Livestock Symposium, on sheep production and diseases.

The Missouri Livestock Symposium is proud to add David Moore to the Missouri Livestock Symposiumâ??s Hall of Fame and recognize him as the 2013 Missouri Livestock Person of the Year.

The Missouri Livestock Symposium will be held December 6 from 4 to 10 p.m. and December 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Symposium features nationally known speakers on beef cattle, forages, sheep, meat goats, stock dogs, around the farm and home topics and more. It also features a free dinner on Friday evening, December 6 and a free Governorâ??s Style Luncheon on Saturday, December 7 at noon.

No registration is required to attend and there is no cost to attend.

For additional information on the Symposium program or trade show,

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or call the Adair County Extension Center at (660)-665-9866.