LMIC commits $250,000 to K-State dairy facility

Dairy Cow (Photo courtesy of ARS.)

The Livestock Meat Industry Council Inc. announced it is committing $250,000 over the next five years to support the building of a new dairy facility at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

This facility would be focused on educating students and training future employees for the dairy industry as well as enhancing research and extension capabilities in K-State’s Animal Science and Industry Department.

The current dairy facility, K-State’s Dairy Teaching and Research Center, was built in 1977 and has been home to research and teaching of dairy nutrition, reproduction, health, housing and management.

Bill Miller, LMIC president, said, “LMIC is ASI’s advisory council and is comprised of leaders across all of the animal agriculture industries in Kansas. The Council recognized the importance of developing a modern, cutting-edge dairy to support the department’s teaching, research, and extension missions. This significant investment will help advance a project that will increase ASI’s capacity to educate students to produce future employees for the dairy industry and to train the next generation of dairy scientists. We are excited to see this effort come to fruition.”