Dairy Production and Management

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24 h
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  • 8 séquences
  • Niveau Introductif

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Détails du cours

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  • Week 1 - Orientation and Dairy Genetics
    In the Dairy Genetics module, you will learn about the different breeds of dairy cattle, their popularity and how performance varies from one breed to the next. We will consider the many different traits that are evaluated by farmers and breeders during geneti...
  • Week 2 - Forage Production and Pasture Management
    This week you will learn about what forages are, why they are important and the multiple roles they play on the dairy farm. We will also review some of the basic management considerations that are involved in the establishment, production and harvesting of the...
  • Week 3 - Feeds, Hay and Silage Making, and Feed Processing
    This week you will learn about feeds commonly fed to dairy cows and feed processing. We will first discuss the feeding characteristics of forages such as corn silage, alfalfa haylage, grass and small grain silages, will then move to concentrate feeds that prov...
  • Week 4 - Nutrition Basics, Requirements, and Feeding of Lactating Cows
    This week you will be introduced to the principles of animal nutrition, basic nutrients and their metabolism, sources for these nutrients in a dairy diet, the anatomy of the digestive tract of a ruminant animal, the wonderful world of the rumen microbes, and m...
  • Week 5 - Calf and Heifer Nutrition and Feeding of Dry Cows
    Calf health, growth, and productivity rely heavily on nutrition and management practices. Every heifer calf born on a dairy farm represents an opportunity to maintain or increase herd size, to improve the herd genetically, or to improve economic returns to the...
  • Week 6 - Dairy Reproduction
    This week you will learn basic concepts related to reproduction on dairy farms. We will start with a discussion of the life cycle of the dairy cow and how to adequately prepare a heifer for her fist calving. Next will be a discussion of the basic anatomy and f...
  • Week 7 - Animal Health and Milk Quality
    In Week 7 of this course, you will learn about disease concerns of dairy cows and calves and management practices addressing diagnosis and prevention. Our discussions will progress from first establishing disease prevention concepts of biosecurity and evolutio...
  • Week 8 - Farm Economics and Environment
    In Week 8 of the course, you will learn about the basics of dairy farm management and identify some key aspects of farm level economics that impact farm productivity and profitability. From crops to cows to cash, the dairy farm is an economic engine that has ...

Prérequis

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Intervenants

Gabriella A. Varga
Distinguished Professor of Animal Science
Dairy and Animal Science

Greg Roth
Professor of Agronomy
Plant Science

James Dunn
Professor of Agricultural Economics
Agriicultural Economics, Sociology and Education

Lisa A. Holden
Associate Professor of Dairy Science
Animal Science

Kathy Soder
Research Animal Scientist
USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management

Alexander N. Hristov
Professor of Dairy Nutrition
Animal Science

Robert Van Saun
Professor of Veterinary Science and Extension Veterinarian
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Chad Dechow
Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics
College of Agricultural Sciences

Bhushan Jayarao
Resident Director
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL)

Troy L. Ott
Professor of Reproductive Biology and Associate Director
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Éditeur

Founded in 1855 as Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, The Pennsylvania State University combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective.Supporting not only the citizens of our Commonwealth, Penn State engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners in the United States and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society.

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