University of Kentucky



UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Lexington, Kentucky



Key Dairy Activities:

1. Dairy challenge
2. LegenDairy Olympics
3. Dare to Dairy Youth Event

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: Yes
# Animal Science/Dairy: 20
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 30
Percent going to vet school: 10%
Percent in ag research: 5%
Percent going back to home farm: 5%

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 100
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: Yes
Courses: Dairy Cattle Science, Milk Secretion, Animal Decision and Diagnostics, Dairy Cow Housing and Handling, Dairy Management and Diagnostics

Travel Opportunities:

Our students participate in dairy challenge activities, travel abroad to visit dairies and are active in the American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division. Every other year students travel abroad. in alternate years, they have a spring break trip to another part of the country.

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