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News From the Farms

Cris Amanda quints April 17Dorset sheep are known to give birth to one, two or maybe three lambs at once. However, on April 7, one of the Hadley farm’s ewes easily delivered not three or four, but five healthy lambs!

Beltie Mother and Daughter give birth on the same day! On June 20 Satin, our 11 year-old beltie, delivered a 55 pound heifer calf. Thirty minutes before her mom delivered, Satin’s 4 year-old daughter, Sadie, delivered a heifer calf. Both cows and calves are doing well. On July 17 Martini gave birth to her first calf; Mimosa weighed in at 64 pounds with a beautiful belt. Students assisted UMass veterinarian, Katie Beltaire with the delivery of a large heifer calf during the night of July 22. This was our oldest cow’s (Dori’s) eighth calving. We’re especially excited because this is Dori’s first heifer calf. The students named the calf UMass Darla.

The Belted Galloway Management class awarded the Richard C. Anderson Memorial Award at the 2016 Eastern States Exposition.

NESA 2017On February 25th the UMass NESA Teams traveled to the University of Rhode Island and competed in the annual NESA competition. Our 28 students did an amazing job, bringing home Second Place and a total of 50 ribbons, far more than any other school.

Courtney Babcock   Dairy Calf Management Class

Watch the video of VASCI students, Dr. Hulyer and Dr. Duby at Devine Farm.

Recent Graduates

Nineteen students from the Class of 2017 are planning to attend Veterinary Medical Colleges: Cornell 2,  Midwestern: 2, Ohio: 2, Pennsylvania: 1, Purdue: 1, Tufts: 4, Wisconsin: 1, Dublin: 1, Edinburgh: 1, Guelph: 1, Melbourne: 1, Ross: 1, St. George’s: 1. Seven students will be attending graduate programs: four at UMass, one each at the University of Chicago, Marquette University and Tufts University.

Updates from Graduates

Radhika Goenka has research results published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine

Radhika Goenka, who earned her Doctor of Philosphy degree through the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department’s Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program in 2008 has had her post-doc research results published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine.   Read more »

Chuang Chen has research results published in the Journal of Immunology

Chuang Chen, who earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree through the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department’s Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program in July of 2012 has had her first author paper research results published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of Immunology.   Read more »

Marc Maserati BS 1999, MS 2013

Marc Maserati, who earned his Master of Science degree through the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department’s Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program in 2013 (BS ’99) has now successfully cloned over 30 cows and horses.   Read more »

Kate McCusker's research photos selected for the covers of Disease Models & Mechanisms and Regeneration

Catherine (Kate) McCusker who earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree through the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program in February of 2010 has had her research photos selected for the covers of the June 2014 issue of Disease Models & Mechanisms and the February 2014 issue of Regeneration.   Read more »