Bites and bytes on Reno's research farm.
In fall, the 200 Hereford calves here will be seven months old and ready to be weaned; morning feeding time sounds something like an unhappy bleacher crowd at a Giants baseball game. At 4 each day, you can watch the milking--80 Holsteins attached to octopus-armed machines. Students will be attending to a small herd of wiry, black-headed Suffolk sheep, grooming some for competition.
Tours led by university students are offered daily year-round from 8 to 4:30. You can also walk through on your own, but if you want to be sure a guide will be on hand, call (702) 784-4910.
The station is at 5895 Kimlick Lane; from Interstate 80, take McCarran Boulevard south 2 miles. At Kimlick Lane, head east, following signs to the station.
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|Title Annotation:||Animal Research Station in Reno|
|Date:||Nov 1, 1984|
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