IA State Dairy Farm Under Construction

Chuck Zimmerman

Iowa StateIt looks like construction has started on the new Iowa State University dairy farm south of Ames and officials look forward to opening the facility in 2007. The ground breaking was held this spring.

Iowa State Dairy Farm“We are beginning an important new chapter in dairy science at Iowa State and for the state of Iowa,” said Wendy Wintersteen, dean of ISU’s College of Agriculture. “The Dairy/Animal Science Education and Discovery Facility will elevate Iowa State into the top tier of institutions with educational and research facilities devoted to progress in dairy science and animal science.”


The new dairy facility will be located on an 887-acre site three miles south of Iowa State’s central campus. Funding for the nearly $15 million facility is coming from proceeds from last year’s sale of ISU’s Ankeny Farm to the City of Ankeny. The sale was directed by the Iowa Legislature in 2002. The Committee for Agricultural Development, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the university, is providing a $1 million grant to assist in developing the farm.

Animal agriculture is a huge economic factor in Iowa, Hogberg said. “The Iowa dairy industry contributes $1.5 billion to the economy each year. We’ve been working with Iowa’s dairy leaders to set new goals to enhance this economic impact. Taking advantage of this opportunity will require innovative research and trained people, which is where Iowa State and the new dairy farm will play a critical role.”

The facility will house 450 milking cows – about 100 more than the Ankeny dairy operation – plus a similar number of heifers, dry cows and calves.

You can see a site plan of the facility here.
See the rest of the release here.

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  1. hi my name is eric and i was wanderin like what the collage students actually do if like milk cows and have a job at the new dairy facility. please e-mail me back becasue i am really inrested……..bye

  2. hi my name is eric and i was wanderin like what the collage students actually do if like milk cows and have a job at the new dairy facility. please e-mail me back becasue i am really inrested……..bye

  3. hi my name is eric and i was wanderin like what the collage students actually do if like milk cows and have a job at the new dairy facility. please e-mail me back becasue i am really inrested……..bye

  4. hello

    i am fresh civil engineer. i have a small project of construction master plan of dairy. so can you please provide some drawings or idea what i have to do?

    please..

    sagun shrestha

  5. hello
    i am fresh civil engineer. i have a small project of construction master plan of dairy. so can you please provide some drawings or idea what i have to do?
    please..
    sagun shrestha

  6. hello
    i am fresh civil engineer. i have a small project of construction master plan of dairy. so can you please provide some drawings or idea what i have to do?
    please..
    sagun shrestha

  7. i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house .

    and feeding technology and cost saving in feed of dairy cows

  8. i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house .
    and feeding technology and cost saving in feed of dairy cows

  9. i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house .
    and feeding technology and cost saving in feed of dairy cows

  10. hi… I am Lingga from Indonesia. I am student of department of Veterinary Gadjah Mada University. I always interest with dairy cow, all abouth dairy cow (dairy house, feeding, reproduction management, etc). can we compare management of dairy cow in Iowa State college of agricultur with department of Veterinary Gadjah Mada University?

    thanks a lot.

  11. hi… I am Lingga from Indonesia. I am student of department of Veterinary Gadjah Mada University. I always interest with dairy cow, all abouth dairy cow (dairy house, feeding, reproduction management, etc). can we compare management of dairy cow in Iowa State college of agricultur with department of Veterinary Gadjah Mada University?
    thanks a lot.

  12. hi… I am Lingga from Indonesia. I am student of department of Veterinary Gadjah Mada University. I always interest with dairy cow, all abouth dairy cow (dairy house, feeding, reproduction management, etc). can we compare management of dairy cow in Iowa State college of agricultur with department of Veterinary Gadjah Mada University?
    thanks a lot.

  13. DEAR SIR,

    WE WOULD LIKE TO SET A MODERN DAIRY FARM AND MILKING CENTER .

    AS THE WEATHER IN OR COUNTRY IS TROPICAL WE REQUIRE WHAT WILL BE THE BEST CATTLE TYPE WE CAN BREED FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    ALSO WE WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A MODERN BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

    WE HOPE TO RECEIVE POSITIVE RESULTS AS THIS GOING TO BE A BREAKTHROUGH TO THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA .

  14. DEAR SIR,

    WE WOULD LIKE TO SET A MODERN DAIRY FARM AND MILKING CENTER .

    AS THE WEATHER IN OR COUNTRY IS TROPICAL WE REQUIRE WHAT WILL BE THE BEST CATTLE TYPE WE CAN BREED FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    ALSO WE WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A MODERN BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

    WE HOPE TO RECEIVE POSITIVE RESULTS AS THIS GOING TO BE A BREAKTHROUGH TO THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA .

  15. DEAR SIR,

    WE WOULD LIKE TO SET A MODERN DAIRY FARM AND MILKING CENTER .

    AS THE WEATHER IN OR COUNTRY IS TROPICAL WE REQUIRE WHAT WILL BE THE BEST CATTLE TYPE WE CAN BREED FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    ALSO WE WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A MODERN BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

    WE HOPE TO RECEIVE POSITIVE RESULTS AS THIS GOING TO BE A BREAKTHROUGH TO THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA .

  16. hello

    I am student of department of nutrient animal science tehran University. i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house. how to bulding one dairy farm?

    thanks

  17. hello
    I am student of department of nutrient animal science tehran University. i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house. how to bulding one dairy farm?
    thanks

  18. hello
    I am student of department of nutrient animal science tehran University. i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house. how to bulding one dairy farm?
    thanks

  19. hello sir

    how to build one dairy farm n area difne ?

    i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house .

    and feeding technology and cost saving in feed of dairy cows ?

  20. hello sir

    how to build one dairy farm n area difne ?

    i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house .
    and feeding technology and cost saving in feed of dairy cows ?

  21. hello sir

    how to build one dairy farm n area difne ?

    i need detail and photo of Dairy cows house .
    and feeding technology and cost saving in feed of dairy cows ?

  22. I am also similar with others, in asking you advise. I need the exact design- Floor plan and elevations for a simple dairy house, and other technics of feeding and gating mor milk.

  23. I am also similar with others, in asking you advise. I need the exact design- Floor plan and elevations for a simple dairy house, and other technics of feeding and gating mor milk.

  24. I am also similar with others, in asking you advise. I need the exact design- Floor plan and elevations for a simple dairy house, and other technics of feeding and gating mor milk.

  25. dear sir,

    i have project need to design modern dairy park in malaysia. i need to study about the planning and the flow how milk center operation. also need some picture for the design. hope get feedback as soon as possible. thanks

  26. dear sir,

    i have project need to design modern dairy park in malaysia. i need to study about the planning and the flow how milk center operation. also need some picture for the design. hope get feedback as soon as possible. thanks

  27. dear sir,

    i have project need to design modern dairy park in malaysia. i need to study about the planning and the flow how milk center operation. also need some picture for the design. hope get feedback as soon as possible. thanks

  28. Sir , I am student from india . I have to start a small dairy farm in India. IN our state we face temp variation from 10-47 celcius . Which one breed is best adopted to our climatic condition.?? Also give me some basic design of the farm construction.. Please suggest me some imp tips for dairy faRMING .

  29. Sir , I am student from india . I have to start a small dairy farm in India. IN our state we face temp variation from 10-47 celcius . Which one breed is best adopted to our climatic condition.?? Also give me some basic design of the farm construction.. Please suggest me some imp tips for dairy faRMING .

  30. Sir , I am student from india . I have to start a small dairy farm in India. IN our state we face temp variation from 10-47 celcius . Which one breed is best adopted to our climatic condition.?? Also give me some basic design of the farm construction.. Please suggest me some imp tips for dairy faRMING .

  31. HELLO SIR,
    I AM LIVING IN RAJASTHAN , INDIA AND WANT TO START A SMALL DAIRY FARM. I WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A MODERN BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES SO PLEASE PROVIDE SOME DARWINGS OR IDEA WHAT I HAVE TO DO AND COST FOR THE SAME.

  32. HELLO SIR,
    I AM LIVING IN RAJASTHAN , INDIA AND WANT TO START A SMALL DAIRY FARM. I WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A MODERN BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES SO PLEASE PROVIDE SOME DARWINGS OR IDEA WHAT I HAVE TO DO AND COST FOR THE SAME.

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