Day 178 | June 27, 2014

Two 60-ton capacity concrete stave silos.

Two 60-ton capacity concrete stave silos. 1943. Image from 56th Annual Report of The South Carolina Experiment Station of Clemson Agricultural College. Courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections.

Dairy Farm

The mission of Clemson's LaMaster Dairy Center is to provide quality animals for research, teaching, and extension projects, as well as quality genetics and dairy products for breeders and consumers worldwide.  Our purpose is to protect the well being of animals, researchers, and staff and to allow the staff to enjoy and show pride in a job well done.

LaMaster Dairy is conveniently located one mile off campus with a total of 677 acres. The main farm consists of a milking parlor, experimental barn, calf barn, free stalls, pastures, feed storage, classroom/teaching facility, and an office building. The dairy contains five different breeds of cows: Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, and Ayrshires. Approximately 150 cows are milked daily.

The dairy’s teaching and research activities include selection, reproduction, nutrition, waste management, and dairy production.


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