Located on the scenic St. Paul campus, Haecker Hall is home to the Department of Animal Science as well as dairy and poultry education and research facilities. The building was established in 1923 and named after Theophilus Levi Haecker.
T.L. Haecker became a professor of dairy husbandry in the early 1890s, and is best known as the “father of Minnesota dairying” and the “father of cooperative creameries.” He electrified the dairy world in 1913 when he published the Haecker Feeding Standard — the first feeding guide specifying the amount of energy and protein to feed a cow based on the cow’s weight, the amount of milk produced and butterfat percentage.
Interested in learning more about dairy research at the University of Minnesota? Groups of 10 or more can schedule a tour to the St. Paul Dairy Barn and other university animal facilities for just $2 per person.