DAIRY - ANIMAL SCIENCE
 
DANS 100-DAIRY NUTRITION
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Functions and properties of nutrients, comparative digestive anatomy of non-ruminants and ruminants, the effects of proper nutrition on health and reproduction. Labs will deal with the composition and nutritive value of feeds and ration balancing for different classes of livestock. Emphasis on dairy cattle.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
DANS 110-DAIRY BREEDING
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Animal breeding including animal reproduction and basic genetics. Male and female reproductive anatomy and physiology, hormonal control of the reproductive system, the estrous cycle, fertilization, reproductive failures, diseases and management practices associated with reproduction and artificial insemination. Mendelian genetics utilizing simple dominance, sex influenced inheritance and systems of mating.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
 
DANS 115-DAIRY ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
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Provides students with skills associated with the modern concept of artificial insemination. Topics include history, economic importance, equipment, techniques, estrous cycle of the cow, timing of insemination, and record keeping.
1 credit (1 lecture hour), spring semester
 
DANS 120-ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY OF THE DAIRY COW
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A systematic introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the dairy animal, emphasizing structure and function. The practical aspects that relate to type, production, health, management and general knowledge are stressed. Lab includes dissection of fresh tissues.
3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester
 
DANS 140-DAIRY CATTLE JUDGING
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Judging, selecting and evaluating dairy cattle according to breed type qualifications to develop a well-balanced breeding program for milk production and type.
1 credit (2 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
DANS 150-DAIRY FARM PRACTICUM
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Hands-on practical experience in a commercial dairy operation at the college farm. 1 credit, fall and spring semester
 
DANS 151-DAIRY TECHNIQUES
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This course will focus on the refinement and development of Dairy Management skills involving all aspects of the dairy operation. Students will be responsible to attend to various needs of the dairy animals to include birth, calf raising, feeding, heat detection, animal comfort, data collection and entry. Increased emphasis will be placed on facility and employee management placing students in roles of supervisors in charge of action lists and student work schedules.
Prerequisite: DANS 150
1 credit (45 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester
 
DANS 160-INTRODUCTION TO DAIRY SCIENCE
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An introductory course to the Dairy Industry with a focus on its evolution and the scope of New York's, United State's and the world's industry. It will include discussion of farm types, production techniques, breeds of cattle, cattle behavior and selection, economics and trends. Dairy products will be studies, as well as consumer trends, milk quality and processing, A section on farm organization, cooperative careers, farm management structure and the future of the industry will be included. The lab will supplement the lecture and will include animal behavior, marketing, performing milk quality tests, field trips.
3 credits, (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
DANS 200-NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT OF DAIRY CATTLE
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Complete nutritional program assessment emphasizing analysis of crop production, forage analysis, ration balancing, pasture management, feeding strategies and feeding systems for optimum production and profit on a dairy farm. Computer applications, on-farm visits, and introduction to advanced technology will be included.
Prerequisite: DANS 100
2 credits (1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester
 

DANS 210-DAIRY HEALTH
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Physiology, anatomy and health of the dairy cow. Emphasis on hygiene, disease prevention, herd health programs, and routine disease and injury treatment.
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

 
DANS 220-DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT
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The focus is on the dairy industry as a business enterprise, its history, future, productivity trends, milk production and management strategies to be competitive and profitable. Discussion on the application of scientific principles associated with progressive dairy cattle management including breeding systems, feeding systems, herd health practices, dairy herd replacements and heifer programs. Lab will include computer applications on the farm, dehorning, hoof trimming, herd health monitoring, dairy records interpretation and analysis, and assessing housing and cow comfort.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
DANS 225-DAIRY PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
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This course is designed to study bovine mammary system, anatomy and physiology, milk secretion and ejection, milking machines, mastitis and prevention to attain high efficiency milk production. Herd record evaluation and use of Dairy management software will be used for production analysis. Students will work in teams and become assistant herd managers. The course will also include topics on housing systems and cost effective housing. Guest speakers, professional conferences and filed trips will be part of the course.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
 
DANS 235-DAIRY PRODUCTION SEMINAR
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A course in seminar format where students, with the help of faculty and guest speakers, complete a study of dairy production literature and applications on topics in the dairy industry. The course is intended for students to gain technical and production knowledge of contemporary topics in the dairy industry by reinforcing coursework with real-life applications.
Prerequisites: DANS 100, DANS 115, DANS 210, DANS 220
1 credit (1 lecture hour), spring semester
 
DANS 250-DAIRY PERSPECTIVES
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Principles and procedures involved in the management of a dairy business. Topics include setting personal and business goals; business planning and development; business analysis and capital investment; cash flow planning; economics and management dealings with facility planning; feeding efficiencies; environmental and community concerns; and leadership roles in tomorrow's dairy industry.
1 credit (1 lecture hour), spring semester
 
DANS 255-DAIRY MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
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The program is for students with a serious interested in farm management. Objectives are to gain a better understanding of the integration and application of dairy farm management with respect to principles and programs with respect to progressive dairying and related industries. Topics include the trends, challenges, and positioning of dairy managers in businesses for competitiveness and profitability. Topics will integrate technical and management aspects of a farm business including establishing personal and business goals, business and planning development, business capital investment analysis, cash flow planning, and feeding efficiencies.
Prerequisite: At least two of the following: DANS 100, DANS 115, DANS 210, DANS 220, AGBS 210, and AGBS 310)
2 credit hours (2 lecture hours), spring semester
 
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