The Dairy Challenge is a competition for students interested in dairy production and management. In this competition, team members evaluate the production information and management techniques of a dairy and make recommendations for improvement. This competition allows students to apply theory and learning to a real-world dairy while working as part of a team. The team analyses the production and performance records, evaluates the financial standing, spends a morning evaluating a dairy operation, and develops a comprehensive program for improvement. The evaluation by a team of experts is based on the analysis and recommendations to the dairy producer. The team begins their training in the early fall semester.
The Texas A&M University Dairy Challenge team consists of dedicated and hardworking students that represent the university and Department of Animal Science. The goal is to provide training and networking opportunities for students to help them develop into the leaders of tomorrow and to prepare students to serve as the future dairy industry.
- National Dairy Challenge
- Western Regional Dairy Challenge
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The 2021 Western Regional Dairy Challenge contest was held virtually March 3-5….
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The competitive teams program at Texas A&M University is rich in tradition, attracting students from across the nation. The program can be traced to the early 1900s with the first Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team, and has achieved more than 30 national championships.