North Carolina State University
Animal Science Departmental Report
2004-2005
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Editor's note: This page is courtesy of the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
It can be viewed at: www.cals.ncsu.edu:8050/research/field_labs/metabolism.htm


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Metabolism Education Unit (MEU) Unit Manager: Sharon Freeman
2005 Trenton Rd. Telephone: 919.851.1803
Raleigh, NC 27607  
   


General Information
Steers, sheep and goats are experimental units used to determine forage suitability of several plant species.Forage suitability is measured by how well it is accepted, consumed and digested, and by the resulting weight gain. Results of this research will help livestock producers select the best forage for their herds. Another research project is testing the efficiency of an organic warmer in goats.


STUDENT PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Refer to specific Unit or Crew on Application; Limited student housing is available.


  • Weighing livestock, feeding diets, general animal health care and collections. Additional duties include equipment operation, assist with ongoing field research projects and facilities maintenance. Some weekend work required.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Main Campus

  • Travel west on Hillsborough Street passing under the 440 overpass.
  • Proceed to the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road (Vet School Pastures are on the right).
  • Turn right at the intersection.
  • Travel in the left lane past the State Fair grounds to the first traffic light. This is the Blue Ridge Road Trinity Road intersection.
  • Enter the left turn lane and turn left onto Trinity Road .
  • Remain in the left lane (right lane eventually turns into a right turn only).
  • Head west along Trinity Road for 2.3 miles.
  • Instead of following the sharp left bend in Trinity Road , travel straight down the short connector road.
  • At the Stop sign, turn right onto Trenton Rd.
  • Travel 0.1 mile and turn right into the first driveway.
  • Proceed up the gravel driveway and follow the curve to the left.
  • The unit consists of 4 buildings, all on the right side of the driveway.
  • The building order is 180, 183, 182, and 181. Building numbers are posted on the end of building nearest the driveway.
  • The main office building is numbered 183.

From the beltline (440)

  • Take the Hillsborough Street Exit and head West toward the State Fairgrounds.
  • Proceed to the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road (Vet School Pastures are on the right).
  • Turn right at the intersection.
  • Travel in the left lane past the State Fair grounds to the first traffic light. This is the Blue Ridge Road Trinity Road intersection.
  • Enter the left turn lane and turn left onto Trinity Road ..
  • Remain in the left lane (right lane eventually turns into a right turn only).
  • Head west along Trinity Road for 2.3 miles.
  • Instead of following the sharp left bend in Trinity Road , travel straight down the short connector road.
  • At the Stop sign, turn right onto Trenton Rd.
  • Travel 0.1 mile and turn right into the first driveway.
  • Proceed up the gravel driveway and follow the curve to the left.
  • The unit consists of 4 buildings, all on the right side of the driveway.
  • The building order is 180, 183, 182, and 181. Building numbers are posted on the end of building nearest the driveway.
  • The main office building is numbered 183.

From I-40 East

  • Follow I-40 headed west
  • Take exit 290 and head west (to the left off I-40) onto NC-54/ Chapel Hill Road
  • At the first traffic light, turn right on to Trinity Rd.
  • Travel 1.1 miles.
  • Instead of following the sharp right bend in Trinity Road , travel straight down the short connector road and on to Trenton Rd.
  • Travel 0.1 mile and turn right into the first driveway.
  • Proceed up the gravel driveway and follow the curve to the left.
  • The unit consists of 4 buildings, all on the right side of the driveway.
  • The building order is 180, 183, 182, and 181. Building numbers are posted on the end of building nearest the driveway.
  • The main office building is numbered 183.

From I-40 West

  • Take I-40 headed east toward Raleigh
  • Take exit 290 and head west (to the right off I-40) onto NC-54/ Chapel Hill Road.
  • Turn right onto Chapel Hill Road/ NC -54.
  • At the first traffic light, turn right on to Trinity Rd.
  • Travel 1.1 miles.
  • Instead of following the sharp right bend in Trinity Road , travel straight down the short connector road.
  • Travel 0.1 mile and turn right into the first driveway.
  • Proceed up the gravel driveway and follow the curve to the left.
  • The unit consists of 4 buildings, all on the right side of the driveway.
  • The building order is 180, 183, 182, and 181. Building numbers are posted on the end of building nearest the driveway.
  • The main office building is numbered 183.