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Alumnus David Moore Named
Missouri Livestock Person of the Year

Dr. David Moore

The Missouri Livestock Symposium has named CVM alumnus David Moore, DVM ’74, of Kirksville the 2013 Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. He was inducted into the symposium’s hall of fame in December.

The award honors livestock or forage leaders from northeast Missouri who have made significant contributions to the progress and well-being of the livestock industry.

“I was humbled by (the award),” Moore said. “It was an honor I didn’t expect.”

A veterinarian for 39 years and a sheep producer for more than 50, Moore’s livestock career began in 1957 with a 4-H project with a crossbred ewe lamb. Now a well-known and respected producer of registered Montadale and Dorset sheep, he has exhibited sheep locally and nationally, with champions at all levels.

Moore received his bachelor’s degree in biology at Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State University. After he completed his doctor of veterinary medicine degree at the University of Missouri, he practiced in Illinois for a year before opening a mixed animal practice in Kirksville.

In 1995, his oldest son, John, joined him in practice. In 1998, the pair opened an additional clinic in LaPlata.

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.

In addition to serving on numerous committees and boards concerning livestock, Moore is a past president of the Northeast Missouri Sheep Producers and was a member of the Missouri Scrapies Eradication Program. He has served as secretary of the Northeast Missouri District Fair Board, a 4-H sheep project leader and the sheep superintendent for the fair.

He has been honored as an Adair County Friend of 4-H and awarded the Show-Me Master Purebred Sheep Producer's Award. He and his wife, Brenda, have been added to the MU Extension Leaders Honor Roll, and the Moore family has been honored as the Adair County Farm Family at the Missouri State Fair.

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