'Out on the dairies': Consortium gives students real-world experience

Las Cruces Sun-News - CLOVIS - 'What are the cows telling you?' When dairy professionals look at their cows, these are the essential questions they must ask themselves: What does the cow look like? Does the cow have adequate access to food and water? Is the cow in good physical condition? Does the cow have any injuries or appear to be sick? Is the cow behaving normally?

CLOVIS - "What are the cows telling you?"

When dairy professionals look at their cows, these are the essential questions they must ask themselves: What does the cow look like? Does the cow have adequate access to food and water? Is the cow in good physical condition? Does the cow have any injuries or appear to be sick? Is the cow behaving normally?

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The dairy consortium was created as a way to keep dairy management alive, in light of institutions and other organizations that do not have the funding, faculty and staff to maintain their own program. Funding for this program is entirely provided through contributions from allied industry, producer trade organizations, dairy promotional organizations, cooperatives and dairymen themselves. Institutions cooperating in the institution besides NMSU include Abilene Christian University, the University of Arizona, Colorado State University, Oklahoma State University, Tarleton University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, the University of Florida, West Texas A&M University and Washington State University.

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