Solar Agriculture: New Bolton's
'Greenhouse' Barn (story below)
SEC Agenda: Nov. 6, 1996
Council Agenda: Nov. 13, 1996
Council: On Automatic Weapons
News in Brief:
'Urban Agenda'; Memorial Lecture for Janet Stevens; Memorial Service for Dr. Baltzell; Clarification on Summer Course Grants
Higher Education and the Recent Congress
Sexual Harassment Policy;
Policy on Consensual Sex
PENN PRINTOUT: The Digest
New Books: Judge Higginbotham, Neil Welliver
The dairy was officially dedicated on October 18 with a welcome from Dean Alan M. Kelly and opening remarks from President Judith Rodin. Dr.
Mark Allam, who preceded Dr. Marshak as dean, called the naming of the advanced facility most fitting: "Bob Marshak, early in his career as a
practitioner and later here at the school, was interested in research of diseases of cattle," he said. "He was instrumental in establishing the school's
leadership position in basic and clinical research of animal diseases."
The Marshak Dairy Facility will serve as a living laboratory for the School and
as a research and teaching site in dairy cattle health, productivity and economics. It will also enhance the teaching environment for veterinary and
graduate students interested in the medical and managerial aspects of dairy operations.
The complex includes an administration area with a room overlooking the milking parlor; four sections of 40 free stalls where cows can lie down on padded mattresses, and a space for 48 comfort stalls or traditional tie stalls. For nutritional studies, each cow can be fed a different mix and monitored by computer. A flushing system that uses recycled water to wash manure into a holding lagoon where it is turned into fertilier--minimizing the purchase of chemical fertilizers and reducing farm cost.
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