Despite the pandemic and virtual instruction, the animals on campus are thriving in fields of lush spring grass and multiplying.
Forty-three lambs and 25 goat kids have been born in the university’s sheep unit since March 19. They were joined by 26 piglets and 8 calves in the swine and beef units, respectively.
At the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, the first foal, Dillon, was born March 19. Five more foals are expected. The campus has a long tradition of breeding Arabian horses of the “highest type, quality, and bloodlines.”
The university’s farm animals are used to teach students in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science about the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, reproduction, animal health and nutrition, and companion animal management.