CUDS freshman, sophomore and a few junior members traveled to Italy, touring dairies, food processing and cheese making facilities, and interacting with Italian agricultural professionals in Milan, Parma and Rome.
CUDS junior and senior members traveled to China to tour Chinese dairies, dairy food processing facilities, and to interact with Chinese University of Agriculture students and Chinese agriculture professionals.
This fall CUDS members held their annual New York Holstein Fall Harvest Sale, featuring over 100 high genomic lots. The sale was record breaking and averaged $5,564 per animal.
This past spring the CUDS hosted its first ever Spring Classics sale, featuring our first all-breed sale.
Club members sold ice-cream at Empire Farm Days, promoting the Club and dairy industry while fundraising for upcoming trips and events.
At the start of the semester, CUDS members volunteered at the New York State Fair Birthing Center, where they assisted the herdsman working to care for the newborn calves, interacted with the public and also helped to load and unload cattle trailers at the end of the day.
In January, 2015, the Cornell Dairy Science Club, along with advisor Dr. Mike VanAmburgh, traveled to California to tour farms and interact with professionals in the industry. While in California the group toured a number of large dairy farms including Southerncross Dairy, Fern Oak Dairy, Top O’Morn Farms, Summer Hill Dairy, and Yosemite Dairy. In addition to that the club visited Grimmway Carrots, Paramount Farms, Sun View Vineyards (the largest table grape, family-owned, farm in the world), JG Boswell Company (a large cotton, wheat, sunflower and tomato producer), Grimmius Cattle Company, California Dairies Inc., Atkinson Acres, Harris Ranch (a 150,000 head feedlot), Campos Brothers Farm (the largest almond producer in the world), Fiscalini Cheese and Hilmar Cheese. During the last portion of the trip the group explored San Francisco and hiked in Muir Woods.