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In Focus: On the cutting edge with the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant

PD Staff Published on 07 December 2012

1812pd_infocus_1Stationed in the center of theCollege of Agricultural and LifeSciences on the University of Wisconsin– Madison campus, the Babcock HallDairy Plant not only provides dairyproducts to the surrounding universitybut is also the site of cutting-edgeresearch.

This is only fitting, as it isnamed in honor of Stephen M. Babcock,the agricultural chemist who, on thesame campus, developed the Babcocktest for determining the butterfatcontent of milk.



The dairy plant is home to theWisconsin Center for Dairy Research,one of six checkoff-funded centersin the country. It is a multiproductresearch and teaching facility. At leastthree food science degree courses andten short courses utilize the plant fordemonstrations and manufacturingactivities.

Click here or on the image to see the "In Focus" section from the December 11, 2012 issue of Progressive Dairyman magazine, showing facts about the facility. PD