Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Dairy Science Department at Cal Poly :: Agriculture
The Dairy light Department at Cal Poly The Eugene and Rachel Bo iodin Dairy wisdom Complex at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo contains a fully-operational dairy and research facilities for students in the Dairy Science department. This complex is set(p) on Mt. Bishop Road, past the Crops Unit and Veterinary Hospital, and sits in the scenic foothills of Bishops Peak. Cal Poly has one of the largest Dairy Science departments in the country and it is the only university on the west coast to offer a specific Dairy Science major. The starting signal-rate facilities at Cal Poly allow students to learn about working, drawing, calf raising, insubstantial insemination, and the management of dairies in the classroom and then practice what they have erudite on the purebred Jerseys and Holsteins. The Dairy Cattle Instructional Unit was reinforced in 1992 and is used for a wide range of instructional activities. The first floor of this unit contains two classrooms, a comput er room, a feed and physiology laboratory, and a microbiology laboratory. Numerous plaques and awards from local cattle shows dot the white walls. Cal Poly has bred few of the top-rated overawe in the nation for type and production and individual oxen have won many awards for the rich content and amount of milk produced. Industrial-like stairs along one wall lead up to the second base floor where visitors can view the milking process. Cows are milked at the milking front room daily from 4 to 6 am and 4 to 6 pm. This spic parlor can milk 16 cows at one time and contains state of the art milking equipment including an energy-efficient pre-cooling system, which the milk passes through before cosmos stored in two 3,000-gallon bulk tanks. The physiology laboratory is used for artificial insemination, feed analysis, and dairy biotechnology courses. Students perform experiments such as embryo manipulations and transferral techniques in this laboratory. Beyond the Instruc tional Unit are the barns where all the cows reside.