The phdR&D campus provides companies with the ability to test its products in a controlled real-world dairy environment, providing a balance between farm and university-based trials. By testing at phdR&D your product receives the authority and verified proof that it will work for your customers.
The 800-cow, 1,200-acre dairy farm gives you the opportunity to replicate real-world scenarios, a highly unique attribute for controlled dairy research. The data and results you receive from your research at phdR&D will give both you and your customers confidence in the product and its claims.
Located on the grounds of a largely successful dairy operation, the campus boasts a 30,000 square-foot, state-of- the-art, private-contract research facility with an on-site conference room suited to meet all your needs. The facility is conveniently located 60 minutes South West of Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport and 40 minutes South of Madison’s Dane County Regional Airport near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
The research space features three unique venues for testing tailored to the specific needs of each client:
phdR&D clients have the opportunity to lease cows directly from the commercial dairy for trails. The large herd size enable clients to narrow down participant selections based on milk production, days in milk, or other necessary distinctions needed for their study. A cow’s progress can be tracked throughout her lactation, even after she returns to the dairy.