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Animal science laboratory at Rollins


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Construction has been completed on a new laboratory facility for Berry’s growing animal science program.

The 4,600 square-foot laboratory, located near the Rollins Ruminant Research Center, is the first animal science priority funded through LifeReady: The Berry College Campaign for Opportunity; a major new facility adjacent to McAllister Hall is also planned.

Designed to take an already stellar program to the highest level, these facilities also will provide much-needed space – the number of students majoring in animal science has more than tripled over the last decade.

The animal science laboratory expands capacity for faculty and student research and hands-on teaching labs. The project includes a large holding area with stanchions and other equipment for safely working with up to 10 head of cattle; a flexible open space that can be configured for use with a variety of smaller animals; a research laboratory for faculty and students to prepare samples, such as blood and tissue, for later study in McAllister Hall; a large storage room for holding the portable pens and panels and other materials needed for specific studies; and a veterinary support room.