The Pasture Dairy Center integrates automatic milking technology and pasture-based management. The center is one of two Michigan State University dairy farms and works to expand the research capacity of MSU. Researchers are studying the sustainable development of pasture-based dairy farms by measuring pasture biomass and forage quality. The center also researches the dairy herd’s social and behavioral activities by means of an automatic milking system. The Pasture Dairy Center provides educational programming that addresses topics of interest for small and mid-sized pasture dairy producers.
The LEED certified barn was made possible by a grant from the W.K Kellogg Foundation and additional financial support from MSUE, AgBioResearch and the MSU Office of Provost and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The Pasture Dairy Center is part of the Michigan State University’s (MSU) W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. The Kellogg Biological Station is about 60 miles southwest of the main MSU campus in East Lansing. In addition we are 12 miles from Battle Creek and 15 miles from Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Pasture Dairy Center
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Pasture Dairy Center
10461 North 40th St., Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060