Dairy Extension at Oregon State University encompasses forage production, herd management, milk processing, and the utilization of dairy products by humans. We provide education, training, and technical assistance to people with dairy-related needs and interests.

Artificial Insemination of Goats


Why AI?; Synchronization of estrus; Semen handling; Semen storage and shipping; AI equipment; AI techniques

By Charles Estill

New OSU Dairy Foods Facility Open


“This is for all of us who appreciate good food. Cheese is the perfect accompaniment with wine, micro brew, berries, and artisan bread. Local cheeses exemplify the concept of Oregon terroir: from...

By Lisbeth Goddik

Best Milking Practices for Small-Scale Dairies


There seems to be a resurgence of interest in small- scale/backyard/family dairies. Several breeds of dairy cows, goats, and even sheep are well-suited to this type of management system. Dairying...

New blood test reveals susceptibility to costly disease in dairy cows

News Story

Jun 18, 2018
Oregon State University researchers have developed a blood test to identify dairy cows are susceptible to bovine clinical mastitis.

By Chris Branam

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Disposal of Animal Mortality and Byproducts


This article discusses alternate disposal options for animal mortalities and byproducts where rendering services are not available or economical.
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The Science of Yogurt and Fermented Dairy Products


Tue, May 15, 2018 - Wed, May 16, 2018 (All Day)
This workshop on the OSU campus in Corvallis will provide attendees with information in key areas related to milk quality and its impact on finished dairy products, product evaluation and defects, ingredients in cultured dairy products, and product processing and formulation.
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Dairy Resources for Small Farms


This page provides information on the dairy animal and contains topics like: production, manure and nutrient management, nutrition, health, and other dairy resources.

Merck Veterinary Manual

Online Resource

The Merck Manuals, is a series of books for human and animal health care professionals and for the general public. As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is available free of charge in enhanced online versions. The online versions are updated periodically with new information and contain illustrations and audio and video material not present in the print versions.
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Integrated Parasite Management for Livestock

Online Resource

Internal parasites can be a major problem for producers. With parasites developing resistance to all dewormers and more farmers producing livestock by 'natural' methods, there is interest in looking for alternative ways to managing parasite problems. This ATTRA (1999) publication covers aspects of the whole system affecting internal parasites, including nutrition, pasture management, soil organisms, and strategic deworming.
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Oregon Department of Agriculture Rules and Regulations for Dairies

Online Resource

License requirements and links to additional resources including the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance ("the PMO").