Columbia, Missouri

Key Dairy Activities:

1. Milking cow booth at state fair
2. MU Dairy Open House
3. CAFNR ag week

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: No
# Animal Science/Dairy:15
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 15
Percent going to vet school: 80%
Percent in ag research: 10%
Percent of grads entering the industry: 5%
Percent going back to home farm: 10%
Average salary: $25,000 to 35,000

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 250
Breed(s): Holstein and Guernsey
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:Reproductive physiology, ruminant production, advanced dairy production, animal nutrition, internship, genetics

Travel Opportunities:

Tour farms through Advanced Dairy Production course and also the MU Dairy Club. Also have opportunities through Block and Bridle Species Trip and traveling to Midwest ASAS and Animal Welfare National Contest.

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