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 2019, Kansas ranked 15th in total milk production, 16th in dairy cows and 12th in milk production per cow. At the end of 2019, Kansas had 159,000 dairy cows on 260 permitted dairies. Kansas is considered to be a major dairy expansion state and likely will continue to expand.

Dairy Conference Information

Dairy Council

Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC)


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High Plains Dairy Conference


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Western Dairy Management Conference



Upcoming Events

Dairy Days 2021
June 2
Nemaha Co. Community Center, Seneca
June 3
Amish Community Building, Hutchinson

Dairy Research & Extension Faculty

Dr. Mike Brouk
Dairy Nutrition & Management

Dr. Billy Brown
Dairy Nutritional Physiology

Dr. Victor Gomez Leon
Dairy Extension & Reproduction

Dr. Lindsey Hulbert
Comparative stress physiology, behavior and immunology

Dr. Timothy Rozell


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 !



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