Aug. 18 2010 07:53 AM


    West Lafayette, Indiana

    Key Dairy Activities:

    1. Purdue Heifer sale
    2. Purdue Judging Invitational
    3. Milk Mondays

    Student Statistics:

    Dairy Science major: No
    Dairy Option: No
    # Animal Science/Dairy: 40
    # Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 50
    Percent going to vet school: 25%
    Percent in ag research: 15%
    Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: 35%
    Percent going back to home farm: 30%
    Average salary: $31,750 to $50,250

    Dairy Herd Information:

    # cows: 180
    Breed(s): Holstein and Brown Swiss
    Student labor: Yes
    Used for research: Yes

    Course Work:

    Internship required for graduation: No
    Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: Yes
    Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: Yes
    Courses: Dairy Farm Management, Dairy Farm Evaluation, Dairy Foods, Dairy Cattle Evaluation, Ruminant Nutrition, Applied Reproductive Management, Animal Behavior, Animal Welfare

    Travel Opportunities:

    World Dairy Expo, Dairy Club farm visits, study abroad efforts in Romania and Haiti.

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