Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Maryland had a little lamb . . .

by Lindsay Callahan, Campus farm manager

The University of Maryland owns and houses a small flock of breeding Katahdin and White Dorper hair sheep at their facility directly on the College Park Campus, the CAMPUS FARM. Our facility is also home to the resident horses, cattle, pigs, and chickens!

students working with a lamb at UMCP (image by Lindsay Callahan)The Animal and Avian Science Department uses the animals at the Campus Farm as a student teaching facility to help enrich the students’ learning experience outside the classroom. By offering such classes as ANSC 235, commonly called “Lamb Watch”, students can gain valuable hands-on experience that can be used in expanding their education in animal care and management.

Should you have any questions about our Department, University, facility, or animals, please feel free to contact: Lindsay Callahan, Campus Farm Manager, at (301) 405-1298, or e-mail at

You can also visit UMCP’s Animal Science Department’s website at: