Farm Show: Animals, Animals

A lot of people come to Farm Show to see the animals. Cows, pigs, sheep and horses to name a few. Dr. Nüket Acar, is a veterinarian and a member of the faculty of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She was at the Farm Show to talk about issues and careers related to human and animal health. The department offers three majors:

For prospective students interested in challenging careers in research, medicine, or veterinary medicine they are worth a look.

Before Dr. Acar was scheduled to make a presentation at the stage area of the Penn State exhibit I caught a glimpse of her laptop computer screen that seemed to sum things up pretty well.

In the Large Arena the draft horses were competing in a variety of competitions. They always draw big crowds and are impressive animals. Horses generally seem big to me but the Belgians and Percherons are giants and I give them a lot of space.

This little guy pulled away from the gate when one of the wagons passed by in a jingling rumble. He knows what to be careful of.

If you don't think you can make it to the Farm Show you can pick up television coverage through the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).  PCN was taping the draft horses and will continue coverage of other events throughout the week.

There was a lot of interest in these llamas, especially with the kids who wanted to pet them. I’m not sure how friendly they are but I learned a long time ago not to put my hands through a fence where a heavy animal might decide to lean against them.  

I've also learned a few things about electric fences but that's a post for another time.


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