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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Program Director: Sterle, Jodi
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: AN S 496
Program Description:
UK Heritage Livestock Trip
Heritage Breed 1

Program Description

Tour the farms and regions of the United Kingdom to learn about purebred livestock and breed development and to see where many animal breeds originated. Visits to multiple rare breed farm parks will allow students access to more than 25 rare breeds of cattle, pigs, sheep, horses and goats. Additional stops include a visit to Haven Herefords to see the oldest breeding herd of Hereford cattle in the world, visits to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, to the Suffolk Punch Trust Colony to see the oldest registered flocks of Suffolk Sheep, Chillingham Wild Cattle which are thought to be more rare than the giant panda, stops to see Angus, Limousins, and Galloway beef cattle, visits to Clydesdale and Ayrshire farms and a visit to Ballindalloch Castle to see the oldest Aberdeen Angus herd in the world.
Cultural visits include a stop at Stonehenge, the World War II American Cemetery at Cambridge, UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall, and the historic city of Edinburgh.

UK Sheep

Course: Animal Science 496, 3 credits, Spring 2018, Class will meet throughout the Spring 2018 semester.  The class will meet on Wednesdays, 4.00-6.00 pm, during the Spring 2018 semester.

Group Leader: Dr. Jodi Sterle 

UK Pigs

Program Prerequisites: AnSci 101 or AnSci 114 

Criteria for Selection: Students should be at a sophomore standing and enrolled in any major within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Must be in good academic standing. Students must be available for class on Wednesdays from 4.10-6.00 pm during spring semester 2018

UK Pigs 2

Skills and Additional Requirements:
This program will require you to be prepared to be a responsible traveler; It is expected that you will be mature, considerate and polite; It is expected that you will eagerly and openly accept others from different cultures and delight in learning about the world we live in.

UK Cattle 2
Program Costs:
Program fee: $5000.00 (includes airfare, transportation, hotels, almost all meals, CISI health and emergency insurance, entrance fees).
Out of pocket expenses: $200 estimated for incidentals, $150 estimated for meals on your own, $135 for passport if you don't already have one*.

Other fees: $105 Study Abroad Admin fee (charged by the SAC in 3224 MU)
*If you are a first time international traveler in CALS, please contact Mr. Jodi Cornell to find out how you can get the cost of your passport reimbursed.

Wimpole Bakewell Longhorn UK

TENTATIVE Itinerary:

2018 UK Heritage Livestock Trip Itinerary
Focus on Purebred Livestock/Breed Development
Economically important breeds in the USA that came from the UK

Sunday, 5/6/18
Fly from DSM to London

Monday, 5/7/18
Arrive in London.  Check into hotel.  Free afternoon in London.  

Tuesday, 5/8/18
Free day in London.  West End Show in evening.

Wednesday, 5/9/18
Windsor House Stables (Harry Dunlop Racing) tour.  Adam Hensen's Cotswold Farm Park.

Thursday, 5/10/18
Haven Herefords tour.  Brook Farm tour.

Friday, 5/11/18
Stonehenge visit.  Travel to Cambridge.

Saturday, 5/12/18
WWII American Cemetery visit and tour.  Moor Farm tour.

Sunday, 5/13/18
Full day at Nottingham County Show

Monday, 5/14/18
Chesters Roman Fort/Hadrian's Wall visit.  Hays Heavy Horses Farm visit.

Tuesday, 5/15/18
Rawburn Angus tour.  Gaindykehead Farm tour.

Wednesday, 5/16/18
United Auctions/Stirling Agricultural Centre tour.  Blair Castle (farm tour and castle tour).  Leault Farm working sheep dog demonstration.

Thursday, 5/17/18
Sightseeing around Inverness, Scotland.  Farm tour TBD.

Friday, 5/18/18
Knockando Woolmill tour.  Ballindalloch Castle Aberdeen Angus herd visit.  Glenlivet Distillery tour.

Saturday, 5/19/18
Balcorrach Farm tour.  Second farm tour TBD.

Sunday, 5/20/18
Travel to Edinburgh.  Farm stop TBD.

Monday, 5/21/18
Edinburgh city tour.  Free time in Edinburgh.  Farewell dinner and show.

Tuesday, 5/22/18
Return flight to USA
UK Cattle 3


This program is currently not accepting applications.