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Dairy Research & Extension

Dairy Cattle in Kansas

Kansas has become a major dairy state during the past decades. In 1996, Kansas ranked 30th in total milk production, 29th in dairy cow numbers and 34th in milk production per cow in the U.S. About 1,000 permitted dairy herds existed in 1996. Since then, a major expansion of the dairy industry has occurred in western Kansas and in long-established dairy enterprises elsewhere in the state. In 2015, Kansas ranked 16th in total milk production, 16th in dairy cows and 17th in milk production per cow. At the end of 2015 Kansas had 143,000 dairy cows on 300 permitted dairies. Kansas is considered to be a major dairy expansion state and likely will continue to expand.

 

Dairy Conference Information

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Western Dairy Management Conference

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High Plains Dairy Conference

Upcoming Events

Dairy Days
January 31, 2017
Seneca, Kansas

Dairy Days
February 2, 2017
Whiteside, Kansas

Western Dairy Management Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2017

Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Meeting
November 8-9, 2017
Reno, Nevada

 

Dairy Research & Extension Faculty

Dr. Barry Bradford
Dairy Cattle Nutrition

Dr. Mike Brouk
Dairy Nutrition & Management

Dr. Lindsey Hulbert
Comparative stress physiology, behavior and immunology

Dr. Luis Mendonca
Dairy Management

Dr. Timothy Rozell
Physiology

Mr. Michael Scheffel
Dairy Unit Manager

Dr. Karen A. Schmidt
Dairy Foods

Dr. Jeffrey S. Stevenson
Physiology

On the Radio

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Each week, K-State Research and Extension Dairy specialist Mike Brouk discusses a wide variety of dairy issues on the K-State Radio Network. Listen to Milk Lines!


Facilities

Dairy Unit

Dairy Plant

Call Hall Dairy Bar