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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANSC 3510 - Dairy Herd Management


(CU-CEL)     
Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: ANSC 2500  or permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite: AEM 3020 .

J. Giordano.

Course integrates concepts of cow biology, management, economics, and sustainability of dairy operations. Special emphasis is given to management practices and technologies that affect cattle health and well-being, milk production and quality, reproduction, herd growth, milking, and environmental impact of dairy production. Basic concepts of dairy foods processing and the importance of milk quality for dairy products are covered. Laboratory sessions include hands-on learning of dairy software, analysis of alternative strategies, and decision-making. Commercial farm case studies are used to integrate concepts of biology and management learned in the course.



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