The Dairy Research and Education Center was established in 1929 and is the site
of research studies on use of forage in dairy rations, dairy cattle
breeding and genetics, dairy reproduction studies, mastitis and udder
health, and water quality and dairy waste. The center manages one
of the largest and highest milk-producing Jersey herds in the world
that functions as a research herd.
Research studies focus on improving forage and dairy production
and management techniques. The center is noted for its nutrition studies
to evaluate various forage crops fed to high-producing cows. High
quality forages that are adapted to this area are produced here.
The modern dairy managment program includes computerization of feeding
of concentrates and milk weight recording. The station also features
an individual forage research area for 36 animals. Current research at the center also includes
studies on calf and replacement heifer management.
The center hosts visitors at its field days and open house as well as throughout the year. The center is operated in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
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Contact usDairy Research &
1070 New Lake Road
Lewisburg, TN 37091