University of Guelph-Ontario

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UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH-ONTARIO

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Key Dairy Activities:

1. Dairy Challenge
2. Intercollegiate Dairy Judging
3. College Royal

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: Yes
# Animal Science/Dairy: 100
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 200
Percent going to vet school: 20%
Percent in ag research: 15%
Percent of grads entering the industry: 30%
Percent going back to home farm: 20%

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 300
Breed(s): Holstein
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: No
Courses:Nutrition/production, behavior/welfare, genetics, physiology, metabolism

Travel Opportunities:

Within the program, three courses take students to dairy farms. The dairy club also provides extracurricular opportunities to visit 5-10 different dairy operations in the course of a year.

Additional Information:

In addition to the program in dairy science, we also have a strong program in food science and an emphasis on dairy processing.

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