South Dakota State University

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Brookings, South Dakota


Key Dairy Activities:

1. Dairy Camp for K-12 students
2. Dairy cattle sale
3. Cheese box sale

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: Yes
Dairy Option: No
# Dairy Science Students: 85
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 85
Percent going to vet school: 5%
Percent in ag research: 10%
Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: 100%
Percent going back to home farm: 30%
Average salary: $45,000

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 125
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: Introduction to Dairy Science, Dairy Breeds and Breeding, Dairy Cattle Nutrition, Physiology of Lactation, Dairy Farm Management, Dairy Cattle Evaluation, Dairy Products Judging, Dairy Products Processing, Dairy Plant Management, Dairy Microbiology, Technical Control of Dairy Products

Travel Opportunities:

Class farm/plant tours, Dairy Club trips, World Dairy Expo, Canadian Royal, Midwest Regional American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division

Additional Information:

Our Dairy Science program is unique in that we offer Dairy Production as well as Dairy Manufacturing. In addition to a dairy farm we also have a new state-of-the-art dairy processing plant that was built with assistance from the dairy industry, farmers, alumni and other supporters.Our faculty members are actively involved in research and provide numerous opportunities in research as well. In addition to cattle judging, we also have dairy products judging opportunities. Our products team has been very successful nationally, winning the national title 5 times in a row.

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