Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility

The Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility, located on campus, accommodates approximately 100 lactating cows with both robotic, parlor and tiestall milking capabilities, animal handling and teaching areas, and research and staff space. The facility allows for feed storage and preparation areas onsite. A viewing gallery accommodates public access and education on modern dairy and agriculture production systems. Research performed in the facility includes dairy nutrition and feed development, animal fertility and health, animal management, technology development, application of information technologies, and development of green technologies for improved sustainability.