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March 29, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

FROM: Department of Environmental and Population Health

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Farm operates a working farm covering over 200 acres of land on the Grafton, Massachusetts, campus.  Cummings School Farm gives veterinary students opportunities for hands-on learning with livestock of many species. On the farm students learn the technical and management skills they will need to serve livestock farmers throughout New England upon graduation.  Our farm includes 110 acres of hay fields, 20 acres of corn fields, and 60 acres of pastures to support the cattle, sheep, pigs, and chickens entrusted to our care.  Beef cows, dairy cows, and sheep live in loose housing with year-round access to pasture.  Our laying hens have a spacious free-range barn with ample perches and nest boxes, and their eggs are cleaned by our own staff. We meet or exceed all housing standards on living conditions for farm animals.

As a working farm, we market the hormone-free beef, pork, lamb and eggs that we produce to the Tufts community to demonstrate that animal agriculture in New England can be financially sustainable and environmentally responsible, and meet the welfare needs of the livestock entrusted to our care.

Please take the Cummings School Farm Quality Meat & Eggs Survey. Your answers will help us explore opportunities for marketing our farm products to ensure that this working farm can remain financially viable for generations to come.  We thank you for your support.

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