Berry College Dairy Produces Cream of the Crop
Release Date: April 04, 2017
Berry College sophomore Elli Hayes has been accepted to the Jersey Youth Academy.
The national program is sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association. Selection was based on merit, motivation and preparation for the program as reflected in the written application and goal statement.
The most recent class accepted 30 members from 20 states. Hayes is an animal science major and works as a shift leader trainee at the campus dairy as well as a genetics manager for the genetics enterprise.
In more dairy news, Berry's Rollins Dairy has won second place at the UGA extension of the Cream
of Crop Milk Quality Awards.
The dairy ranked
second in milk quality for the state of Georgia and brought in the prestigious “Cream
of the Crop” award. The Dairy Herd Information Association awards milk
producers who produce high quality milk as indicated by a low somatic cell
“This award is a direct
reflection of the dairy's student work program, which consists of in depth
training, leadership, and commitment 365 days a year. The dairy employees take
great pride in the care of our herd and this is reflected in the quality of milk
our cows produce. I'm so proud of the team of students I have the pleasure to
work with on a daily basis,” said Dairy Supervisor Iris Barham.
The award encourages all
producers to provide a comfortable and clean environment, use good milking
procedures, and maintain milking equipment. These standards support overall
Written by Public Relations students Victoria Mashburn and Logan