News & Announcements Archive

UMass NESA Team Places Second

The UMass NESA teams traveled to Rutgers University to compete in Quiz Bowl, Livestock Judging, Independent Research Presentations, and Individual Presentations. The 2018 UMass team placed Second overall!       Read more »

VASCI Students certified in Artificial Insemination

Twenty students traveled to Select Sires in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania during the 2018 Spring Break to be learn the technique and become certified in Artificial Insemination for cattle.   Read more »

BellevueDavid Oshinsky to Present "Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital"

David Oshinsky to Pres ent “Bellevue: ThreeCenturies of Medicine and Mayhem at America’sMost Storied Hospital” Tuesday, April , 24, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm, CHC Events Hall, free and open to the public      Read more »

Annual Bay State Livestock Classic - Fun for the Whole Family!

The annual Bay State Livestock Classic will be held at the Hadley Farm on Saturday, April 14 - 9am - 4pm.   Read more »

Science Day will be held Wednesday, May 2

VASCI undergraduates will present their research on Science Day. The day will include short oral presentations from students in the morning, followed by poster presentations by undergraduate students conducting independent studies projects with Departmental Faculty members in the afternoon. All VASCI students are welcome to attend.   Read more »

Getting Your Genetics Right: Converting Performance Records into Relevant Decision-Making Tools

The National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) Workshops are being conducted May 2-9, 2018 in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT.      Read more »

Dr.s Minter & Thayumanavan Focus on Drug Delivery System for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Two Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) researchers, organic and polymer chemist Thai Thayumanavan and professor of animal science Lisa Minter, have partnered with Anika Therapeutics Inc. of Bedford to co-develop a new product for treating the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis.   Read more »

Kim Tremblay and studentQ & A for anyone who is interested in getting involved in research at UMass or in VASCI labs/farms

A Q & A for anyone who is interested in getting involved in research at UMass or in VASCI labs/farms will take place this Thursday March 8th in ISB 427L from 5:30-7.   Read more »

Winter Traveling Dairy 2018

Students and faculty from the Universities of Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire spent January 8-12, 2018 learning firsthand by touring eleven dairy farms in central and northern Vermont including the University of Vermont’s dairy farm facility as well as participating in tours of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream plant, the St. Albans Creamery and the Miner Institute.   Read more »

arena classroomUMass Hadley Farm Arena Classroom Renovated

This classroom provides an excellent space at the Hadley Farm facility for Animal Science students to learn the hands-on practical skills pertaining to the daily management and welfare of the student-run UMass Boer Goat herd, Dorset Sheep herd, Equine herd and poultry flock.   Read more »