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Leading US veterinarian to tour Australia showcasing the latest research in cattle-related trace mineral science.

One of the USA’s leading technical services veterinarians, Dr Bob Gentry is about to tour Australia, highlighting the benefits of trace minerals in beef and dairy production.

Dr Gentry, who works at Multimin USA Inc, will be travelling from Monday, 29th August to Friday 9th September as a guest of Virbac Australia. He’ll meet with rural merchandisers, local cattle veterinarians, scientists, as well as beef and dairy producers around Australia, in a series of talks that will take him across five different states.

Trace minerals are essential for strong growth and optimal production in beef and dairy cattle, by regulating hundreds of bodily processes.

Dr Gentry will present the latest in trace mineral science, the differences between injectable and oral trace minerals, the impact on cattle health, fertility, immunity and vaccine function, and the potential impact on profitability.

Dr Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Specialist for Virbac Australia, says “we are excited to be hosting Dr Gentry, who’ll present cutting edge, world class information to Australian rural merchandisers and beef and dairy producers.”

Dr Gentry has over 35 years of experience as a professional vet, with a specific focus on beef cattle production, nutrition and reproduction.

“For beef and dairy producers, the chance to learn the latest in trace mineral science from a global expert is truly unique,” concludes Dr Liu.

Virbac Australia welcomes the media to interview Dr Gentry during his visit, as well as attend any of the local events.
State Date Time Town Where
NSW Monday 29th August 9.00am – 11.00am Holbrook Holbook Library Complex
39 Young Street
Holbrook NSW 2644
SA Monday 29th August 6.00pm – 8.30pm Mount Gambier Commodore on the Park
Cnr Jubillee Highway & Penola Road
Mount Gambier SA 5290
SA Tuesday 30th August 7.00am – 9.00am Mount Gambier Commodore on the Park
Cnr Jubillee Highway & Penola Road
Mount Gambier SA 5290
SA Tuesday 30th August 12.30pm – 3.00pm Willalooka Willalooka Tavern
Riddoch Hwy
Willalooka SA 5267
WA Wednesday 31st August 2.30pm – 3.30pm Bellvue The Farm Shop (CRT)
Clayton Street
Bellvue WA 6056
WA Thursday 1st September 11.00am – 2.00pm Bunbury Farm West Discovery 2016
Lighthouse Beach Resort
Bunbury WA 6230
VIC Friday 2nd September 8.00am – 9.00am Pakenham Elders Pakenham
Cnr Livestock Way & Koo Wee Rup Road
Pakenham VIC 3810
VIC Friday 2nd September 10.00am – 1.00pm Wonthaggi ‘Kent Family Farm’
289 Mill Road
Woolamai VIC 3995
VIC Friday 2nd September 2.00pm – 3.15pm Leongatha Leongatha RSL
Cnr Smith Street & Michael Place
Leongatha VIC 3953
QLD Monday 5th September 10.00am – 12.30pm Rockhampton Park Avenue Hotel
Cnr Haynes & Main St
North Rockhampton QLD 4701
QLD Monday 5th September 5.30pm – 7.00pm Killarney Tannymoral Bowles Club
25 Oak St
Tannymorel QLD 4372
QLD Tuesday 6th September 7.30am – 9.30am Toowoomba The Toowoomba Motel
2 Burnage St
Toowoomba QLD
NSW Tuesday 6th September 12.30pm – 2.00pm Glen Innes Glen Innes Services Club
120 Grey Street
Glen Innes NSW 2370
NSW Tuesday 6th September 3.30pm – 5.00pm Guyra Rafters Restaurant
87 Malpas Street
Guyra NSW 2365
NSW Tuesday 5th September 6.00pm – 9.00pm Armidale St Kilda Hotel
102-104 Rusden Street
Armidale NSW 2350
NSW Wednesday 7th September 7.00am – 9.00am Walcha Walcha Vet Supplies
Aberbaldie Road
Walcha NSW 2354
NSW Wednesday 7th September 10.00am – 12.00pm Tamworth Frog & Toad Function Centre
238 Goonoo Goonoo Road
South Tamworth NSW 2340
NSW Wednesday 7th September 6.00pm – 9.00pm Dubbo Cattleman's Country Motor Inn
Whylandra Street
Dubbo NSW 2830
NSW Thursday 8th September 10.00am – 12.00pm Orange Duntryleague Golf Club
Woodward Street
Orange NSW 2380
NSW Thursday 8th September 6.00pm – 9.00pm Goulburn Astor Hotel
93 Auburn St
Goulburn NSW 2580
NSW Friday 9th September 7.00am – 9.00am Goulburn [Tentative]
Astor Hotel
93 Auburn St
Goulburn NSW 2580
NSW Friday 9th September 3.00pm – 5.00pm Camden Scibus
2 Broughton St
Camden NSW 2570
Media Opportunity
  • Interview opportunity with Dr Bob Gentry, Technical Services Veterinarian, Multimin USA Inc
  • Interview opportunity with Dr Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Specialist, Virbac Australia
  • Interview opportunity with Dr Susan Swaney, Livestock Technical Veterinarian, Virbac Australia (VIC, SA, & WA events)
  • Interview opportunity with Dr Matthew Ball, Technical Services Manager, Virbac Australia (QLD & NSW events)
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Contact: Adam Arndell, C7EVEN Communications, 0403 372 889 / 02 6766 4513
Dr Bob Gentry:
Dr Bob Gentry earned his DVM from Kansas State University in 1981. In 1996 he obtained a Certificate in Beef Cattle Production from the University of Nebraska. In 2009 he was awarded a President’s Award from the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. Dr Gentry spent 31 years in mixed-animal practice, predominantly working with beef cattle. Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim in 2012, he worked as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska, lecturing on Beef Cattle Production medicine. Dr Gentry joined Multimin in 2014. His professional areas of interest are beef cattle production, nutrition and reproduction.
Virbac Australia:
Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd is a specialist animal health company, with its core business in sheep and cattle products, veterinary pharmaceuticals and vaccines, a wide range of petcare products for dogs and cats, plus a broad range of products for horses.
Virbac Australia’s 2015 sales turnover was more than A$120 million. In Australia, Virbac employs around 260 personnel, all of whom are passionate about animal health.
Virbac offers an injectable product called Multimin, designed to top-up important trace minerals (manganese, zinc, selenium and copper) in beef and dairy cattle.
The focus of trace mineral supplementation has developed to beyond merely correcting deficiency symptoms. Strategic mineral supplementation is aimed at the optimisation of reproductive performance, immune function and growth, resulting in significant improvements in productivity and subsequently profitability.
Further information on Multimin can be found here.