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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

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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