Dr. Andrew Weaver Named New Extension Small Ruminant Specialist
The NC State University Department of Animal Science has hired Dr. Andrew Weaver as an Assistant Professor and Extension Small Ruminant Specialist. Dr. Weaver grew up in central Michigan and was active in 4-H youth livestock programs. He attended Michigan State University majoring in Animal Science. While at Michigan State University, Andrew was a member of the 2012 Meat Judging Team and worked at the Sheep Teaching and Research Farm. He completed his M.S. at Virginia Tech studying terminal sire options for hair sheep producers. That research led him to West Virginia University where he completed his Ph.D. in Dr. Scott Bowdridge’s parasite immunology lab. His research and extension interests focus on utilization of genetic tools and management practices to improve parasite resistance, performance, and end-product value of small ruminants in the Southeast US. Welcome to NC State University Dr. Andrew Weaver!