Presented in collaboration with Miner Institute, this course will cover basic principles of dairy cattle nutrition and their application within dairy herd management.
This course is designed primarily for early career nutritionists and allied industry professionals seeking a more comprehensive foundation in the principles of dairy cattle nutrition.
- Teacher: Heather Darrow
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.
- Calf Nutrition Preweaning
- Calf Nutrition Post weaning
- Replacement Economics
- Colostrum Management
- Inventory Management
- Calf 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.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Synchronization Protocols
- Breeding Strategies
- A.I. Techniques
- Monitoring Reproductive Programs
- Heifer Reproduction Management
This course is intended for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) who are seeking to increase their knowledge of milk quality management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in milk quality.
Topics Covered· Impact of mastitis causing organism on the cow
Gram negative vs. gram positive
· Assessing and Controlling Teat End Health
· Cow Environment
· Dry cow housing, stall bedding and hygiene
· Sample collection technique
· Udder Hygiene, Milking Routine, and Unit Alignment Influence on Milking Performance and Mastitis
· Using Test Day Data SCC, CMT, and DC305 to Manage Milk Quality
· Considerations for Cows with Mastitis
· Dry Cow Therapy & Pathogen Based Treatment
This course is reserved for QMPS Internship Students
- Teacher: Robert Lynch
This course will begin with agronomic factors that influence forage quality and follow key strategies for harvest, preservation and feedout of quality feed. It will be valuable for decision makers and key employees in the cropping and feeding system on the farm. There will be a mix of basic “101” level material combined with more advanced concepts and recent research findings.
- 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