Learn the techniques of efficiently producing high quality dairy products. Learn skills to respond to market forces that challenge the dairy industry to maximize efficiency, produce a variety of healthful products, and protect the air, water and soil.
A Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science Dairy Science option from the University of Idaho prepares you to be a professional in the dairy industry.
Explore artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis, ultrasound technology, drug administration, diagnostic testing, feeding and milking. Help care for more than 100 milking Holsteins at our dairy research and teaching center.
During your senior year, you will draw on everything you’ve learned when you and your classmates assess the management of a real dairy and recommend improvements; a panel of dairy industry experts will judge your work.
Our faculty members conduct critical research for the dairy industry—Idaho’s leading agricultural industry—exploring such topics as reproduction efficiency, milk synthesis and cow nutrition.
Students are encouraged to complete an internship the summer between their junior and senior year. They work for dairy farms of all sizes and dairy manufacturers.