The mission of 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. The dairy is conveniently located within one mile of 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 Aryshires. Approximately 150 cows are milked daily. The dairy’s teaching and research activities include nutrition, waste management, and dairy production. In 2016 the LaMaster Dairy will begin renovations to install a modern 150 cow freestall barn which will improve cow comfort and provide students and teachers with a state of the art dairy to better serve the dairy industry of South Carolina.