This Taking Stock article pays tribute to Doc Hallford, who spent 41 years with the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State.
Dr. Ryan Ashley, New Mexico State University, provided introductory remarks and recalled memories of Doc Hallford in his presentation entitled “Doc Hallford: Chasing Hormones Ya’ll.”
Dr. Ashley described Doc as a pillar for not only the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at NMSU, but also for the entire university. He was a shepherd and mentor to many, Dr. Ashley said, concluding his tribute with several “keywords” that describe Doc Hallford: legacy, selfless, kind, caring, mentor, advocate, encouraging, and dedicated.
“The Manner that Heifers Attain Puberty may Indicate Their Reproductive Performance and Longevity,” was discussed by Dr. Andrea Cupp, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Following the speakers, symposium attendees were able to share their memories of Doc Hallford and visit with colleagues and friends during the reception.