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Organic Livestock Practices

Course Number: 10090120
Credits: 2.00

Course Description

10-090-120 ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PRACTICES ...students learn how organic farmers manage livestock successfully. Principles covered include organic health care, strategies for reproduction, feeding, housing, and young stock. Review rules and organic certification standards.

Course Typically Offered

  • Spring

Most NWTC classes are offered in 8-week sessions. Learn more about how our class schedule can help you succeed.

Course Competencies

  1. Compare ruminant function in organic and conventional livestock
  2. Prescribe appropriate livestock feeding plan
  3. Evaluate animal health and justify organic treatment options
  4. Assess basic animal reproduction & fertility
  5. Outline animal birthing process and newborn care
  6. Select organic calf care options
  7. Prescribe an animal growth plan
  8. Explain lactating animal care and needs
  9. Explore organic certification standards
  10. Demonstrate animal product harvest activities
  11. Develop a professional support network