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Dairy Facilities

The CFAES Wooster dairy operation is located on CFAES Wooster's 4,200 acres of research and teaching farms, and includes:

  • A free-stall barn that houses a registered herd of 200 high-producing Holstein milking cows. The CFAES Wooster dairy herd is a multiple-year recipient of the Holstein Association USA’s Progressive Breeder Award.
  • A fully automated double-eight ParaBone milking parlor equipped with electronic identification and computerized milk weight recording
  • Computerized feeding system monitors TMR ration mixing, feeder efficiency, and feed inventory and calculates economic ratios
  • A computerized animal activity monitoring system is used to detect estrus and inactivity due to health concerns

Each student assists in the milking, feeding, record keeping, health, reproductive, genetic and housing management of the dairy farm laboratory.