Penn Vet has been credited with helping agricultural producers improve artificial insemination, reduce disease outbreaks, bolster milk yields, cut dairy feed costs, optimize herd nutrition, and more, according to a Penn Current report by Katherine Unger Baillie.
“I have to pinch myself sometimes,” said Clemens Food Group’s Bob Ruth. “We’re a relatively small company, and yet we find ourselves constantly being asked by larger companies to tour our facilities, to learn from us. And we always bring them to Penn.”
After Penn Vet sends almost 75 percent of its graduates out to improve agricultural operations within the state — those graduates currently cover 65 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties — the school continually pushes the next frontiers.
“To me, what’s exciting about that is the competitive advantage that we bring to Pennsylvania producers, giving them access to expertise that is national and international in quality,” said Penn Vet Swine Teaching and Research Center Director Tom Parsons.