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La. Tech Dairy shuttered

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The Louisiana Tech Dairy processing facility, shown here in 2006, was constructed in 1956. Dairying began at Tech when the school was founded and the first dairy production facility was built in 1915.

The Louisiana Tech Dairy, which had been in operation since 1915, has officially shut down.

Tech officials announced in late March that the facility would close by the end of June due to a lack of students and the cost necessary to renovate much of the equipment there.

But the dairy didn’t quite make it to the end of the month.

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