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Dairy Replacement Mgmt

Course Number: 10091376
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-091-376 DAIRY REPLACEMENT MANAGEMENT ...this course will focus on the feeding and management of dairy replacement calves from birth through puberty, breeding, and gestation. There will also be emphasis on the feeding and management of dry cows through calving. Students will also review facility requirements and husbandry techniques for these classes of livestock. (Prerequisite: 10-091-329, Livestock Housing and Equipment)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Analyze strategies to manage dry cows and springing heifers on a dairy facility.
  2. Identify management techniques to minimize transition cow disorders.
  3. Describe the normal signs of calving and the stages of labor.
  4. Identify signs of calving distress/dystocia and how to provide assistance.
  5. Discuss management techniques for calves.
  6. Discuss management techniques for growing heifers
  7. Discuss management techniques for breeding age heifers.
  8. Analyze calf and heifer feeds and nutrition.
  9. Describe housing and facility management options for calves.
  10. Describe housing and facility management options for heifers.
  11. Evaluate vaccination protocols for replacement dairy cattle.
  12. Characterize common diseases and disorders of replacement dairy cattle.