Dairy Science is a highly-specialized area of animal science, with courses focused on the genetics and genomics of dairy cattle and their interactions with the environment. The program provides students with a strong foundation for careers in agribusiness, dairy farm management, technical services and consulting, or research. Students can customize their coursework to align with career goals and take advantage of a variety of internship opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to work at the student-operated Dairy Cattle Center on campus.
Dairy farms are an important part of agricultural production for milk and other dairy products. In addition to the production of high quality milk, dairy farmers are responsible for improving the soil quality, reducing weed and pest pressure, and providing beneficial insects with habitats. These practices have a major influence on the quality of milk and other dairy products.
The main objective of a dairy farmer is to produce the highest possible amount of milk under the prevailing climatic conditions, and this is achieved by selecting breeds with high yield potential or through the use of hormones. Traditionally, dairy farming was part of small, diverse farms. More recently, large scale dairy farms have emerged where either a market exists for pasteurised milk or there is a substantial population with the means to buy it and no cows of their own.
As the development was launched relatively new (alongside Midwood) the buyers at this project will be slightly different compared to those buying units in older developments in the vicinity such as The Dairy Farm. This is due to a couple of factors such as the age of the development and how much the unit costs. Nonetheless, it is still a good choice for people who want to stay close to Hillview MRT and enjoy full condo facilities. the botany at dairy farm