About The Herd Health Program

The mission of the Herd Health Program is to train, and inform community-based clientele, students, and extension personnel in the application of sound science-based herd health programs designed to improve health, efficiency and management of food producing animals. Our emphasis is on programs that will demonstrate the prevention, control and/or management of pathogens, parasites, and other hazards from a herd, food safety, and bio-security approach.


Emphasis of our program includes the following:

  • Prevention and control of diseases, parasites, and other pathogens in food producing animals (Our major emphasis is small ruminants), however we also provide support to cattle producers.
  • Food Safety training, consultation, and support to producers, processors, and consumers.
  • Biosecurity training to clientele
  • Research and training in marketing/production/management of small ruminants.
  • Training and support to aquaculture industry.

Our assets include a 270 acre farm managed by farm manager and staff.
Included on the farm are goat, cattle, swine and equine herds.