This course will benefit those involved in the decision making and management of forage crops from crop selection to feed out on a dairy farm. There will be aspects of the course that are specific to northeast U.S. growing conditions and horizontal silos (bunks, trenches, drive over piles) but most of the material will be applicable to any dairy operation and storage structure.

Topics Covered

Fermentation and Silage Science
Forage Variety Selection & Quality Considerations
Forage Harvest Management
Silage Storage & Management
TMR Mixing Procedure & Maintenance
Feed out and Feed Bunk Management

This course is designed for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of calf and heifer management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in calf and heifer management.

Topics covered:

  • Calf Nutrition Preweaaning
  • Calf Nutrition Post weaning
  • Replacement Economics
  • Colostrum Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Genetics
  • Calf Health
  • Housing

El registro para este curso abre el 1 de Diciembre 2018

Registration for this course opens December 1, 2018

This course is designed for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of dairy transition cow management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in transition cow management. 


Topics include:

  • Transition Cow Physiology/Biology
  • Nutritional Strategies for Transition Cows
  • Fresh Cow Health Management
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Non-nutritional Management
  • Monitoring Health

This  seven week online course covers the basics of dairy cattle reproductive management and builds from there.  Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management but not necessarily in reproductive management.

Topics include

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Synchronization Protocols
  • Breeding Strategies
  • A.I. Techniques
  • Monitoring Reproductive Programs
  • Heifer Reproduction Management