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/ruminant.htm


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Small Ruminant Education Unit (SREU) Unit Manager:  William "Bill" Knox
2200 Trenton Rd. Telephone: 919.851.2940
Raleigh, NC 27607  
   


General Information: Goats and sheep are a vital food source throughout the world, and particularly in developing countries. Sheep and goat herds are maintained for ongoing research, extension and teaching needs. Two goat breeds, Boer and Spanish, are maintained for use at the metabolism unit and for forage research projects. Dorset and Katahdin are the two sheep breeds maintained at the unit. The first polled Dorset ram was developed at this facility. This breed is now distributed world-wide.


STUDENT PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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


  • Small Ruminants - Livestock management, including animal healthcare, kidding and lambing. Additional duties include fence repair, tractor and related equipment operation. 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 0.3 miles and turn right into the first of two gravel driveways.
  • Proceed up the gravel driveway and follow the curve to the left.

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 0.3 miles and turn right into the first of two gravel driveways.
  • Proceed up the gravel driveway and follow the curve to the left.

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 0.3 miles and turn right into the first of two gravel driveways.
  • Proceed up the gravel driveway and follow the curve to the left.

From I-40 West

  • Take I-40 East toward Raleigh
  • Take exit 290 and head west (to the right 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 0.3 miles and turn right into the first of two gravel driveways.
  • Proceed up the gravel driveway and follow the curve to the left.