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.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: DANS 150, DANS 151
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester