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Faculty Advisors in Dairy Production and/or Dairy Manufacturing
Dairy Production and Dairy Manufacturing Related Courses
Students in Animal Food Products: Dairy Technology making fresh mozzarella
Opportunities for Animal Science Majors with Dairy Interest
ANSC Student Tierney Lawlor participates in daily milking
Arethusa Farm Scholarship for Animal Science Majors with Dairy Interest
The Anthony Yurgaitis and George Malkemus Arethusa Farm Scholarship was established in 2015 as a result of a generous donation by Anthony Yurgaitis and George Malkemus of Arethusa Dairy Farm in Litchfield, CT.
In addition to owning Arethusa Dairy Farm, Anthony and George are top executives at the Manolo Blahnik shoe company. This year they held two Manolo Blanik sample shoe sales, the first in August in Bantam, CT and second in November in West Hartford the proceeds of which were donated to the scholarship fund. Between the two sales, nearly $300,000 was raised from the sale of these designer shoes at discounted prices. A video from the most recent sale can be seen here.
These scholarships are awarded to full-time UConn Animal Science students with a demonstrated interest in dairy science, dairy food processing, or dairy production. The generous support from Arethusa Farm encourages these students to pursue careers in the dairy industry.
UConn Dairy Herd
Our Kellogg Dairy Center is a modern computerized 100-cow freestall facility. We milk in a 4-on-a-side parlor with automatic take-off's and automatic milk weight recording equipment. Our herd consists of ~70 Holstein and ~25 Jersey cows and ~105 young stock. The cows average ~28,000 lbs and ~18,000 lbs per lactation for Holsteins and Jerseys, respectively. In addition to providing the milk used to make UConn Dairy Bar ice cream, the cows are also used to support our teaching, extension, and research programs. For example, dairy heifers are shown by UConn students during both the Little "I" and the Dairy Show.
Mary Margaret Cole, Executive Program Director, checks in on the calves at the Kellogg Dairy Center
UConn Cheese Production
In addition to ice cream production, the UConn Creamery also produces limited batches of the following cheeses under the direction of Dr. Dennis D'Amico:
These award winning cheeses are sold at the UConn Dairy Bar.
Creamery staff work to produce award winning UConn cheese
Our cheese awards include:
The UConn Department of Animal Science is heavily involved in extension efforts in Connecticut and beyond. Dr. Andrew and Dr. D'Amico participate in a number of outreach programs in the New England area. Dairy extension activities include:
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Department of Animal Science
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Storrs, CT 06269-4040
Phone: (860) 486-2413
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