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Hadley Equine and Livestock Research and Education Center

The Hadley Farm houses the UMass Equine, Sheep, Poultry and Goat programs. It is geared mostly toward providing hands-on experience to undergraduates in animal sciences. Students in the equine program compete nationally and two were grooms for the Gold Medal-winning U.S. equitation team in the 2000 Olympics. The farm also has an outreach program to help owners improve the care of their animals. Full-time workers and students provide labor to run the farm.  The students in the Veterinary and Animal Sciences program get hands on experience through their teaching labs and Animal Management classes.

Animal Management Classes offered through the Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department:

Belted Galloway Management

Through the UMass Belted Galloway Management Course, students will learn about the beef cattle production cycle and participate actively in all aspects of herd management

Boer Goat Management

The Boer Goat Management course is an experiential learning opportunity within the Veterinary & Animal Science Department.

Dairy Calf Management

This course partners the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences with a local dairy farm to provide an animal-intensive learning experience.

Dorset Sheep Management

The Dorset Sheep Management course provides students with the oppportunity to perform all the management activities that are required for the care of the UMass flock.

Equine Production Lab

Equine reproduction/Horse breeding course  provides students with an understanding of and hands on opportunities in equine reproduction

Poultry Management

The Poultry Management course is an experiential learning opportunity within the Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department.