Continuing Dairy Excellence

Foremost Dairy milks more than 200 cows twice a day

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! A lot has changed in the dairy industry over the years, and John Denbigh has seen those changes first hand. Foremost Dairy also collaborates with the MU veterinary teaching school. They do…

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A Full-Time Function

Foremost Dairy relies on student workers to help with operations

Work begins at 4 a.m. each day at the Foremost Dairy Research Center in Columbia – and it doesn’t end until 9 p.m. Dairy cows need to be milked twice a day. Foremost Dairy has 210 head of cattle to milk, plus another 250 head of younger calves. That means extra help is always needed. Dairy Farm Manager John Denbigh said Foremost Dairy has five full-time workers and relies on eight to 12…

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