The Veterinarian’s Role in Market Animal Quality, Food Safety and Antibiotic Stewardship

Recorded On: 10/03/2020

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Julia Herman


Julia Herman serves as the Beef Cattle Specialist Veterinarian at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.  With special interests in animal behavior and welfare, biosecurity, and producer/employee education, she enjoys providing learning opportunities to all levels of the food supply chain. Previously, she worked in a beef cattle practice on the Central Plains before joining the livestock faculty as an ambulatory veterinarian with Colorado State University. Julia’s applied research focused on infectious disease affecting the livestock/wildlife interface which translated to preventative population medicine in the beef, dairy, and other livestock industries. Julia earned her DVM and MS with an emphasis in Epidemiology from Colorado State University. 

Katherine Staiger

BS (Animal Science)

Katherine Staiger is the Director of Producer Communications and Influencer Outreach at the New York Beef Council (NYBC), funded by the Beef Checkoff. Katherine also serves as the Co-Coordinator of the Beef Quality Assurance Program in New York State. A graduate of Cornell University, where she studied Animal Science and Agricultural Education. In Katherine’s role with NYBC she is responsible for working with beef farmers throughout the state to share their story and bridge the communication gap with consumers, which includes their involvement in the Beef Quality Assurance program.

Melanie Hemenway


Melanie Hemenway is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation, joined a dairy veterinary practice in Western New York.  Currently work for NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets where I coordinate the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program as well as oversee a grant from the Food and Drug Administration on Antibiotic Stewardship Outreach.   "

Candice Limper (Moderator)

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