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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