Woodpark is our working dairy farm, accredited by Tesco as a Centre of Excellence. Set in 200 acres, the farm supports a closed herd of 185 milking cows, with an annual yield of 11,300 litres per cow, as well as 140 young-stock. Students are involved in the day-to-day running of the farm throughout their course, taking part in routine veterinary visits – including pregnancy diagnosis and lameness monitoring – as well as experiencing emergency veterinary work on the farm first hand.
In addition to educating veterinary students, the farm monitors all its animals closely. Data gathered is used extensively in teaching and research across a broad range of specialities, including animal welfare, nutrition, and productivity.