AN SC 350
Dairy Problem Solving (2) Students will use dairy records to analyze herd performance in order to identify bottlenecks for higher productivity.
AN SC 350 Dairy Problem Solving (2)
This course will develop case based approaches to problem solving using dairy records. Students will learn to read and interpret dairy herd improvement herd summaries. Herd performance will be benchmarked against parameters from similar herds across the Northeast in order to identify production bottlenecks. Popular dairy herd management software will be used to analyze bottlenecks more completely. Additionally, the use of herd management software to record cow health events and set up management routines will be demonstrated. Classes will include in depth analysis of nutritional, reproductive, culling, genetic and milking management parameters as they relate to the dairy enterprise. In addition, economic and fiscal management will be presented as it relates to various aspects of the dairy industry.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.