About the sale of the UVM herd
In June 2010, the University of Vermont announced that it would be selling its dairy research herd. These 255 Holsteins were later sold to a private bidder and are slated to leave the UVM farm by early autumn. However, this sale does not include the CREAM herd. The 65 animals owned by the UVM CREAM program will remain on the farm and CREAM will continue to operate for years to come.
The sale of the dairy research herd has been featured in several news reports (many of which incorrectly infer that the CREAM program will be directly affected by the sale). While CREAM students are grateful for the publicity afforded to the program by these news reports, we would also like the public to keep in mind that the CREAM program will continue to thrive even when the UVM Holsteins leave the farm.
UVM research herd sale in the news:
July 12, 2010: Agriculture colleges sell cow herds to cut costs (Associated Press)
June 22, 2010: UVM Dairy Herd for Sale (WCAX-TV)
CREAM in the news:
Spring 2010: Across the Fence: CREAM (WCAX-TV)
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