Aug. 18 2010 01:14 PM


Blacksburg, Virginia

Key Dairy Activities:

1. International and Spring Trip
2. Club Cattle Sale
3. National and Southern ADSA

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: Yes
Dairy Option: Yes
# Dairy Science Students: 95
# Animal Science/Dairy: N/A
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 95
Percent going to vet school: 15%
Percent in ag research: 30%
Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: 70%
Percent going back to home farm: 50%
Average salary: N/A

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 180
Breed(s): Holstein, Jersey, Crossbreds
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:Animal Science livestock courses, Agricultural business management, Dairy enterprise management , Animal health, Nutrition, Genetics, Reproduction, Lactation Physiology, Data Management, Nutrient Management , Ethics, etc. Supporting university courses in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Business, Communications, Agricultural Economics, Crop Science,

Travel Opportunities:

Travel with special study farm management analysis courses, field trips in DASC management courses, Dairy Challenge training, internships, Spring Trips, International Trips Challenge Teams, and ADSA meetings.

Additional Information:

Multiple activities of Virginia Tech Dairy Club affords numerous opportunities for student leadership training and experience.

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