MEDIA ALERT UPDATE - Dairy Students Rally to Save the Cal Poly Cows
California Polytechnic State University Dairy Science Students and their fellow student supporters will speak out today to help save the Cal Poly Dairy Cows and the Cal Poly Dairy Science Department, as they know it. They will publicly rally today to bring attention to the recent announcement by Dairy Science Department Head, Dr. Bruce Golden, to reduce the University Dairy herd size from 150-cows to 30-cows this past week.
WHO: Concerned Cal Poly Dairy Science Students
WHEN: Friday, October 16th, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cal Poly Dairy at the Farm
WHY: To peacefully and positively show support to save the Cal Poly Dairy Cows and Dairy Science Program
Important facts about the Cal Poly Dairy Science Department:
• Since the very beginning of Cal Poly in 1903, the dairy and creamery have been part of the school.
• The official Cal Poly Dairy Science Department was established in 1930, two years following in 1932, the Los Lecheros Dairy Club was formed, even before clubs were officially chartered, making it one of the oldest clubs on the Cal Poly Campus.
• The Cal Poly Dairy Herd of Holsteins has been recognized by Holstein Association USA as one of the longest progressive Holstein breeding herds.
• Cal Poly is one of the largest run student dairy farms in the US.
• Cal Poly is one of only two schools in the US to have a Dairy Science Department and Degree Program.
• It has been approximated the over 70% of the dairy cows in California are either owned by or managed by Cal Poly Alumni or families of Cal Poly Alumni.
• The Cal Poly Dairy is the only dairy farm in San Luis Obispo County
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