BLACKSBURG, VA. — Virginia Tech recently completed a series of new and renovated buildings in a $31 million project to help grow the university’s agricultural research and outreach. The buildings are part of the university’s new School of Animal Sciences.
Virginia Tech added a new 24,000-square-foot swine research and education center. The center features a small-scale swine production and research facility, classrooms, boar housing and gestation facilities, as well as farrowing, nursery and finishing rooms.
Another addition is the Beef Nutrition and Physiology Facility and Feed Storage Facility. Another 24,000-square-foot building, the facility includes cattle housing for feed studies, loading chutes, a mixing room, laboratory space and a hay shed.
Virginia Tech’s project also included new broiler and turkey facilities as well as an equine and storage facility.
“We are extremely grateful for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s support of Agency 229, which helps bolster some of the most vital industries in the state,” said Alan Grant, dean of Virginia Tech.
A second phase of construction to upgrade other livestock facilities is underway.