The event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Hey Mustang students, have you ever wondered what is involved in getting milk into your fridge for your morning cereal? What about that burger on the grill during your summertime BBQ? Then head on over to the Dairy Complex this Saturday, Sept. 26, as the Introduction to Animal Science class hosts the Meet Your Meat event!
The event, held from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., will feature a tour of six different stations of our dairy facility, each designed to educate and inform visitors of how animals in agriculture are cared for. Stations include:
- The chicken pen – where Cornish Rocks (a meat breed) are being housed and raised by the students in ANSC 101
- The milking parlor – learn how milk is harvested in the dairy industry
- The cow barn – see where the SUNY Morrisville dairy cows are housed
- The calf barn – see where the dairy heifer calves are housed and learn why we house them the way we do
- The beef pasture – learn more about the beef industry, and compare and contrast the beef and dairy herd
- The sheep pen – learn how sheep are housed and cared for
Shuttles to the Dairy Complex will be available in front of the Student Activities Center (STUAC) beginning at 11:15 a.m. and every 15 minutes thereafter until 2:15 p.m. Each shuttle ride and tour is limited to 10 people.
Each tour will take approximately one hour to complete. Upper-class dairy and agricultural students will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions participants may have. Masks (worn properly over your nose and mouth) are required and physical distancing will be enforced throughout the tour.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the tour will only be available to SUNY Morrisville students.