Dairy Cattle Course Online

Online Dairy Cattle Course

Improve your knowledge of dairy cattle management and planning

An excellent course for anyone wanting to work with dairy cattle or to improve their existing knowledge.

  • Study in your own time at your own pace.

Course Aims

  • Select appropriate dairy breeds for different farming situations.
  • Describe the different characteristics, including their nature and scope, of dairy products.
  • Explain the management of the lactation cycle in dairy cattle, on a farm property.
  • Manage general husbandry operations for the dairy cow.
  • Manage the well-being of a dairy cow, including consideration of its health and vigour, to optimise quality and quantity of production.
  • Explain the significance of animal breeding programs for milk production.
  • Explain the management of the facilities, including buildings and machinery, at a farm dairy.
  • Develop a business plan for the management of a dairy property.

Course Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Dairy Breeds
  • Choosing a Dairy Breed
  • Comparison of Dairy Breeds
  1. Dairy Products
  • Milk
  • Factors Affecting the Composition of Milk
  1. The Lactation Cycle
  • The Lactation Cycle
  • The Influence of the Farmer on Lactation
  • Planning for Feed-Flow
  • Planning the New Feed-Flow Program
  1. Pests & Diseases of Dairy Cattle
  • Mastitis
  • Mastitis Detection- Cell Counts
  • Treating Mastitis
  • Correct Treatment Techniques
  • Dry Cow Therapy
  • The Five-Point Control Plan Against Mastitis
  • Viral and Bacterial Diseases in Cattle
  • Disease Types in Cattle
  • Other Diseases
  1. Feeding Dairy Cattle
  • Feeding the Dairy Cow
  • The Dairy Ration
  • Working Out the Cost of Dairy Rations
  1. Managing Dairy Cattle
  • The Dairy Heifer
  • Managing the Heifer
  • Feeding the Heifer
  • Age of Breeding
  • The Dairy Cow
  • Records
  • Factors Affecting Milk Yield
  1. Breeding Dairy Cattle
  • Selection
  • Artificial Selection
  • Regression
  • Selection Using Family Groups
  • Disadvantages of Inbreeding
  • Performance Testing
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Ova Transplants
  1. Managing Dairy Facilities
  • The Dairy
  • Basic Requirements of Dairies
  • Cooling of Milk
  • Machine Milking
  • Components of Milking Machine
  • Choosing a System
  • Different Types of System
  • Other Considerations
  • Four Essential Points when Choosing a Milking System
  1. Dairy Business Planning
  • Economics of Dairying
  • Business Plan Example

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Online Dairy Cattle Course

Improve your knowledge of dairy cattle management and planning

An excellent course for anyone wanting to work with dairy cattle or to improve their existing knowledge.

  • Study in your own time at your own pace.

Course Aims

  • Select appropriate dairy breeds for different farming situations.
  • Describe the different characteristics, including their nature and scope, of dairy products.
  • Explain the management of the lactation cycle in dairy cattle, on a farm property.
  • Manage general husbandry operations for the dairy cow.
  • Manage the well-being of a dairy cow, including consideration of its health and vigour, to optimise quality and quantity of production.
  • Explain the significance of animal breeding programs for milk production.
  • Explain the management of the facilities, including buildings and machinery, at a farm dairy.
  • Develop a business plan for the management of a dairy property.

Course Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Dairy Breeds
  • Choosing a Dairy Breed
  • Comparison of Dairy Breeds
  1. Dairy Products
  • Milk
  • Factors Affecting the Composition of Milk
  1. The Lactation Cycle
  • The Lactation Cycle
  • The Influence of the Farmer on Lactation
  • Planning for Feed-Flow
  • Planning the New Feed-Flow Program
  1. Pests & Diseases of Dairy Cattle
  • Mastitis
  • Mastitis Detection- Cell Counts
  • Treating Mastitis
  • Correct Treatment Techniques
  • Dry Cow Therapy
  • The Five-Point Control Plan Against Mastitis
  • Viral and Bacterial Diseases in Cattle
  • Disease Types in Cattle
  • Other Diseases
  1. Feeding Dairy Cattle
  • Feeding the Dairy Cow
  • The Dairy Ration
  • Working Out the Cost of Dairy Rations
  1. Managing Dairy Cattle
  • The Dairy Heifer
  • Managing the Heifer
  • Feeding the Heifer
  • Age of Breeding
  • The Dairy Cow
  • Records
  • Factors Affecting Milk Yield
  1. Breeding Dairy Cattle
  • Selection
  • Artificial Selection
  • Regression
  • Selection Using Family Groups
  • Disadvantages of Inbreeding
  • Performance Testing
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Ova Transplants
  1. Managing Dairy Facilities
  • The Dairy
  • Basic Requirements of Dairies
  • Cooling of Milk
  • Machine Milking
  • Components of Milking Machine
  • Choosing a System
  • Different Types of System
  • Other Considerations
  • Four Essential Points when Choosing a Milking System
  1. Dairy Business Planning
  • Economics of Dairying
  • Business Plan Example

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear
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