Another one gone: Fort Hays State selling university herd

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As budgets continue to be slashed and regional interests shift, some university and research dairies are shuttering for good. The latest is Fort Hays State University, currently a 35-cow dairy in an antiquated facility with a double-four parlor. 

The Hays Daily News cites little demand for dairy students from the university's small dairy because the state's larger operations look to bigger universities for employees. 

The cattle were used by the college's Black and Bridle Club, at the local county fair, and for many years at the Kansas State Fair. The cattle will be sold tomorrow to La Crosse Livestock, and the area will be used for the university's beef unit.

Source: The Hays Daily News

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new york  |  July, 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Is this any surprise? Universities have been pushing get big or get out for so long now they no longer have the students enrolling in their programs, of course more are going to close. Are these professors as smart as they claim to be? With less than 50,000 dairies left how many potential students do they have left to fight over?

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