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LSU Goat & Sheep Units

It is baby time at Louisiana State University’s sheep and goat farm. Sadly this will be the last time due to many LSU A&M and AgCenter budget cuts… All of us (students and faculty alike) see these cuts as a swift attempt to phase out agriculture and animal science at LSU. LSU will no longer be an Agricultural college within the decade. I did my best to get Mister Randy Wright some great pictures. Mr Randy is a great man, he has bred and maintained the animals and the farms at the goat, sheep, and horse unit for many years. He has unfortunately had to be in charge of these units as they take hit after hit financially… until closure occurs. He has put his heart and soul into these farms and deserves far more than he’s been given. Mr Randy, all of us appreciate your teaching and efforts, and I apologize the actions of those above you have not been so kind. You are the lifeblood of the farms and have more respect from me and some students than you can fathom.

Below are images intended to capture the intimate relationships these creatures share with one another… as well as their adorable faces. The lamb’s little blue eyes are too beautiful! In the images where sheep are nudging the lambs it is because I was getting closer, the sheep were watching out for one another and viewed me as a potential threat.

Pam Mitcham - April 2, 2012 - 11:31 am

So stinkin’ precious Laura!!! Love them all!

Heather - April 28, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Oh my goodness. I love these…the babies, all of them and your photos! Absolutely precious.

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