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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • 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:
Bundy, Jennifer, Krahn, Greg, Sterle, Jodi
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English
Iowa State
ISU Course:
AN S 496
Program Description:
UK Cattle

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, Summer 2016, Class will meet throughout the Spring 2016 semester.  The class will meet on Wednesdays, 5:10-7pm, during the Spring 2016 semester.

Group Leaders: Dr. Jodi Sterle , Mr. Gregory Krahn , Dr. Jennifer Bundy

UK Pigs

Program Prerequisites: AnSci 101 or AnSci 114 or FSHN 101

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.

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: $4,773.30 (includes airfare, transportation, hotels, almost all meals, CISI health and emergency insurance, entrance fees).
Out of pocket expenses: $200 estimated for incidentals, $100 estimated for meals on your own, $135 for passport if you don't already have one*.
ISU Summer tuition and fees for 3 credits, estimated from Summer 2015 as 2016 info not yet available: $831 tuition and $250 fees.  There may be a CALS tuition scholarship for summer 2016.
Other fees: $105 Study Abroad Admin fee (charged by the SAC in 3224 MU), and $10 application fee.
*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:
2016 UK Heritage Livestock Trip Itinerary
Focus on Purebred Livestock/Breed Development
Economically important breeds in the USA that came from the UK

Leave USA on Saturday, May 7, 2016
Flight from Des Moines Airport

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Arrive at London Heathrow Airport
Day to tour London
Overnight in London

Monday, May 9, 2016
Early   Travel via air to Jersey or Guernsey Island
Farm visits and culture on Jersey or Guernsey.
Evening:   Depart Island for London
Arrive in London Lodging in London

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
7:30 Depart for Cheltenham
10:00 Visit Adam Hensen’s Cotswold Farm Park.  Founded in 1971 to preserve and protect some of the rare breeds of livestock, this working farm is dedicated to maintaining British farm history through a sustainable and authenic approach.  At this farm we will see Scottish Highland, Belted Galloway, Irish Moiled, White Parke and Gloucester cattle, Tamworth, Iron Age and Gloucester Old Spot pigs, Cotswold, Hebridean, Hardwick, Jacob, Kerry Hill, Manx Loghtan, Texel and Soay sheep and Bagot, Boer, Golden Guernsey and Toggenberg goats
noon Lunch
1:00 pm Travel to Jonathan Brunyee farm to see Cotswold Sheep and Traditional Hereford cattle.
3:30 pm Travel to Leominister, Herefordshire. 
  Overnight in Herefordshire

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
8:00 am Visit Haven Herefords, the oldest breeding herd of Hereford cattle in the world.  Haven Herefords is the oldest family run herd of Hereford cattle in the world and is operated from the hamlet known as The Haven at Dilwyn in Herefordshire, UK. The herd is in its fifth generation and is currently run by Edward Lewis and family. Today's herd contains 60 cows and followers which fit into a commercial farming enterprise of cider fruit, arable crops, hop bines and hop garlands.
10:00 am  Leave for Mid Glamorgan, South Wales
1:30 pm Visit Chris Impey, and Fairoaks Berkshires
3:00 pm Depart for Wiltshire  
5:00 pm Arrive in Wiltshire
 Evening activity?

Thursday, May 12, 2016
8:00 am Visit Boynton Farm
10:00 am Depart Boynton
10:30 am Arrive at Stonehenge
 Stonehenge.  Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.
12:30 pm  Depart Stonehenge
2:30 pm Royal Windsor Horse Show – Windsor Castle
 Overnight in London

Friday, May 13, 2016
7:00 am  Depart this morning for the Suffolk Punch Trust Colony Stud at Hollesley ( 
9.30am Upon arrival there will be coffee, tea and biscuits served, then a welcome talk about the history of the Trust and the Stud, following by a guided tour of the Stud and a wagon ride around the farm to view one of the oldest registered flocks of Suffolk Sheep (approx. 20).  Visit with Dr. Phillip
11:00  Depart Hollesley, Lunch en route
2:30 pm Visit Wimpole Estate with Mark Field, farm stockman, as the tour guide.  Wimpole Estate is a National Trust estate that is open to the public for visiting the gardens, a heritage and rare breed park and the large estate mansion.  Will see descendants of Bakewell Longhorn cattle, Bakewell white Leicester sheep, Shetland cattle, Shire horses, Irish cattle, Wessex Saddleback pigs, Gloucester Old Spot pigs, Large Black pigs, Tamworth pigs, Bagot goats, and many other breeds.   As one of the UK’s largest rare breed centres we play a key role in conserving rare and traditional breeds of livestock. Grand White Park cattle live with Queen Victoria’s favourite breed of pig, the Berkshire. Bagot goats graze with six-horned Manx Loghtan sheep.
  Overnight in Cambridge

Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:30  Depart for World War II American Cemetery
  Visit American Cemetery at Cambridge
11:00 am Depart Cambridge
1:30 pm Working Sheep Dog demonstration between Cambridge and Nottingham???
If not, then a stop in Stratford upon Avon?
Overnight in Leicester or Nottingham

Sunday, May 15, 2016
  Visit Nottinghamshire County Show
  Overnight in York or someplace farther north

Monday, May 16, 2016
Early morning Leave for Hadrian’s Wall.  Particular site??
Visit Hadrian’s Wall.  Hadrian's Wall is a spectacular World Heritage Site, marching 73 miles from sea to sea across some of the wildest and most dramatic country in England.  Hadrian's Wall, also called the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122 AD during the rule of emperor Hadrian.
noon Leave for Alnwick.   Lunch en route
1:30 Arrive in Alnwick to see the Chillingham Wild Cattle.  Will see the village, and old Church and tour the wild cattle. The Chillingham Wild Cattle can be found at Chillingham Park near Alnwick in the north of the county and are truly unique. They are natural clones and are thought to be rarer than the giant panda. Not only are the cattle genetically identical, each one has received identical genes from its sire and its dam - unique among wild living animals.
4:00 pm Need something for the students to do this evening.
 Overnight in Kelso

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
7:30 am Leave for Rawburn Farm, Kelso.  Rawburn Farm is owned and operated by John Elliott and has a large herd of Angus by UK standards, although not by American standards, with a small herd of Limousins. They also have flocks of Suffolk and Texel sheep.
Noon  Lunch in Moffat with visit to weaving/knitwear shop.
3:00 pm Visit Troloss Farms for a visit with Farm Manager Joe Cockburn.  At Troloss their herd of purebred Galloway beef cattle live on the heather clad hills with the Blackface sheep.  The herd love to eat the wild grasses and moss, making way for the heather to regenerate.  This ancient breed is unchanged since the Romans discovered them in these Scottish glens.  Their shaggy double coats mean they are uniquely suited to the landscape and weather
 Overnight in Glasgow

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
 Visit a Clydesdale farm and an Ayrshire farm 
 Overnight in Glasgow

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Travel in Scotland viewing areas of interest.  Battlefield of Culloden Moor, Glen Grant Whiskey Distillery, Blair Castle?

Overnight in Inverness?

Friday, May 20, 2016
8:00 am Depart hotel for Ballindalloch Castle. 
10:00 am Arrive at Ballindalloch.  The Ballindalloch Castle Aberdeen Angus Farm has the oldest Aberdeen Angus herd in the world.  This beautiful breed is directly descended from the native cattle found in the north east of Scotland and derives its origins from the old Doddies of Angus and the Hummlis from Buchan, both hardy, black, hornless cattle whose presence in this area of Scotland can be traced back to the 12th century.  Black cattle have grazed in the Cow Haugh beside the castle for centuries.  Today, the Aberdeen Angus breed is known throughout the world and the name of Ballindoch can be found in herd books world-wide.  
1:30 pm  Depart Ballindalloch for Blairgowrie, Perthshire
4:00 pm Arrive at Glenisla Shorthorn herd of Major John Gibb.  Glenisla House, Blairgowrie in Perthshire has been in the family since 1918 and Major Gibb, the third generation, took over in 1966, choosing the hardy, docile Beef Shorthorn cattle which were part of the beautiful landscape at up to 1500 ft on the heather hill.  They have been run on the hill farm since the 1970s and for the last twenty years the cattle have been bred pure for the Glenisla herd. 

Overnight in Edinburgh

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Sightseeing in Edinburgh.  Hilly Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town, with gardens and neoclassical buildings. It's home to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park with sweeping views from its peak. Looming over the city is hilltop Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, traditionally used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.  Shopping on the Royal Mile.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Return flight to USA
UK Cattle 3


This program is currently not accepting applications.