In Sheep Shape
Veterinary Teaching Flock Moves Into New Home
A new metal-sided sheep barn was recently built at Cummings School, creating better sight lines for student learning and more flexibility for configuring sheep pens and cleaning.
Sheep Tipping Master
Clinical students and backyard farmers learn the basics of animal husbandry, including the art of sheep tipping, from Cummings School herdsman Scott Brundage.
In use since 1980, the farm at Cummings School raises beef cattle, sheep, dairy replacement heifers, laying hens, pigs, corn and hay. The animals are used extensively in a variety of teaching settings at Cummings School.
The Department of Environmental and Population Health promotes the health and well-being of farm and laboratory animals through environmentally appropriate husbandry and population based preventive medical practices and therapies. The aim of the department is to enhance the viability of farms, stables, and laboratory animal facilities while providing students and animal caretakers with practical experience and knowledge.