Course Description

Breeding Dairy Cattle

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 These credits count toward the Math and/or Science (List B) requirements for graduation.

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Admissions Requirements

Freshman: Desired: two units each of defined math and science and vocational agriculture. 

Transfer: Students who plan to transfer to a four-year program should elect appropriate science courses such as biology and/or chemistry, and mathematics.