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British Farming Systems




Learn about farming systems in Great Britain! We'll begin the program by arriving in London and enjoy some the England's most iconic landmarks: Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. We'll visit an organic swine farm, a Holstein dairy farm with automatic milking systems, walk in the footsteps on William Shakespeare in Stratford Upon Avon, and enjoy a full day at Britain's most famous theme park: Alton Towers! And that was just the first 4-days!

Cattle grazing in the English countryside

We'll next visit farms that produce beef, sheep, and crops before visiting the Bridgnorth livestock center to see the weekly primestock sales that attract buyers from all over Britain. We'll continue north to visit cow and sheep dairy farms in the beautiful north of England. We'll visit Hilltop Farm the home of Beatrix Potter where she wrote many of her children's books and it remains exactly as she left it. Next we'll continue our tour into Scotland where we'll meet the owner of a 800 acre, 1000 head Cheviot and Black Face sheep operation. The visit will include a sheep dog demonstration by one of the leading shepherds in Scotland. That afternoon, we'll continue on to Edinburgh for an afternoon tour of the city taking in famous sights such as Edinburgh Castle. The following day we'll visit a beautiful 10,000 acre highland estate including highland cattle, deer farm and fisheries. We'll continue on to Inverness and visit Loch Ness the following day. We'll also visit Culloden Battlefield (site of the last battle on British soil in 1745), Loch Lomond (a wildlife oasis) and Scotland's Rural College Research farm. On Day 13 we'll visit a sow herd of pure wild European boar and a 450 acre cereal and livestock farm that has diversified into a successful farm shop supplying stock direct to the public. On the final full day, we'll visit a commercial packing plant followed by a visit to the University of Edinburgh (Royal Dick) veterinary school. On Day 15, we say our farewells and depart Edinburgh airport.

Courses Offered

  • ANSC 4001
  • ANSC 5001

Program Fee

Program Dates

  • May 17-31, 2018

Program Open To

  • All TTU students

Program Fee Includes

  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Some meals
  • Local excursions

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • TTU tuition and fees
  • Transportation to/from England
  • Personal spending money
  • Some meals
  • Insurance ($1.76/day)
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)

For more information:

Contact: Dr. Joe Neary

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