Course Description

Dairy Herd Management

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

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Charles S. Mooney
Ag Sci./Ag Bus./Dairy Sci. Dept. Chair
(315) 684-6301
mooneycs@morrisville.edu
Marshall Hall, Room 107

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Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to this program by several means that offer flexibility to meet the requirements of the degree. Students may successfully complete an A.A.S. degree program in agriculture, where required courses could transfer in the B.Tech. Dairy Management Program.

Students may also enter the program after completing transferable, college-level course work in either general education or technology-based courses, or transfer from other accredited institutions. This may require articulation agreements among other SUNY Institutions and Community Colleges. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. All bachelor degree programs offered by the College must meet the State University of New York Board of Trustees mandated general education requirements.