North Carolina State University

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Raleigh, North Carolina



Key Dairy Activities:

1. Farm Animal Days
2. Animal Science "Club Day" Livestock Show
3. Food Animal Scholars Program

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: No

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: Three herds, NCSU with 165, One research herd with 150 and the other with 180
Breed(s): Holstein and Jersey at NCSU herd
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 (nutrition, genetics, reproduction; beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, companion animals, laboratory animals, horses); Agricultural Business; Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Science (includes dairy processing); Poultry Science; Microbiology; pre-vet; forages; crops; soils; waste management; etc. Credit can also be earned for special topics in dairy-related experiences including undergraduate research and supervised internship.

Travel Opportunities:

Students participate in 1-day dairy tours in fall and spring. Students also participate in SAD-ADSA regionally and nationally, as well as regional and national Dairy Challenge. There have been a few students who participated in international internships. They are planned based on an individual student’s interests.

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