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The Pig Roast!

The Poultry Science Graduate Association hosted their annual Pig Roast on Saturday, October 26th.  It was held at the home of Dr. Susan Watkins and her husband Phil.  The Watkins live about an hour from school and the trip includes a very scenic 9 mile drive on dirt roads.  There was about 100 students, grad students, faculty and staff present which made for a lot of fun.  There was horseback riding, fishing, volleyball, horse shoes and some really great food, including bbq’d pork and chicken.  I am posting pictures, most of which were supplied by Justina Caldas Cueva.  Justina is from Peru and is working on her PhD in Poultry Nutrition.  It is fortunate that she took such great pictures.  I took a few and then was distracted by food and good times.  Thanks to PSGA and the Watkins’ for a great time.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Dave

 

 

 

The Watkins's home is on the King's River.  The boys got in a little fishing.  On the left is Doug Aldridge, a junior from Monett, Missouri.  Doug woks here at the farm.  With him is Collin.  Collin's mother, Patrice is our new Department Administrative Manager.
The Watkins’s home is on the King’s River. The boys got in a little fishing. On the left is Doug Aldridge, a junior from Monett, Missouri. Doug woks here at the farm. With him is Collin. Collin’s mother, Patrice is our new Department Administrative Manager.
Jeff Neal trying his luck also.  Jeff is a junior from Hindsville, AR and works here at the Broiler Research Farm.
Jeff Neal trying his luck also. Jeff is a junior from Hindsville, AR and works here at the Broiler Research Farm.
Samantha, myself and my wife Jenny at the feast.
Samantha, myself and my wife Jenny at the feast.
Landon Gross is about to graduate and leave us.  He has already been hired by Cargill Turkey.
Landon Gross is about to graduate and leave us. He has already been hired by Cargill Turkey.
The food line!
The food line!
Another shot of the food line.  As you can see, everyone brought something.
Another shot of the food line. As you can see, everyone brought something.

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Your average starving college student.  This is Joel Thompson from Springdale, Arkansas.  Joel is working on his Master's Degree in Poultry Nutrition and working with Dr. Watkins on bacterial research in turkeys.
Your average starving college student. This is Joel Thompson from Springdale, Arkansas. Joel is working on his Master’s Degree in Poultry Nutrition and working with Dr. Watkins on bacterial research in turkeys.
Dr. Nick Anthony and some fine looking bbq'd chicken.  Dr. Anthony is a professor in the Poultry Science Department specializing in Poultry Genetics.
Dr. Nick Anthony and some fine looking bbq’d chicken. Dr. Anthony is a professor in the Poultry Science Department specializing in Poultry Genetics.

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Dr. Mike Kidd, our department chair, explaining the wonderful world of chickens.
Dr. Mike Kidd, our department chair, explaining the wonderful world of chickens.
Callie giving Tang her first riding lesson.
Callie giving Tang her first riding lesson.

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Suzie and Tang.  Suzie is a junior from Gentry, Arkansas and Tang is an exchange student from China.  I believe this was her first time on a horse.
Suzie and Tang. Suzie is a junior from Gentry, Arkansas and Tang is an exchange student from China. I believe this was her first time on a horse.

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Suzie Sikes and Callie McCreery giving Dr. Watkins' horses a workout.  Both girls are from Gentry, Arkansas.  I don't know where the horses are from but they were a little grumpy about having to work.
Suzie Sikes and Callie McCreery giving Dr. Watkins’ horses a breather. Both girls are from Gentry, Arkansas. I don’t know where the horses are from but they were a little grumpy about having to work.
I'm not sure what is so funny here, but Callie thinks it is hilarious.
I’m not sure what is so funny here, but Callie thinks it is hilarious.