SYLLABUSCOLLEGE OFAGRICULTURE ANDLIFESCIENCESDEPARTMENT OFANIMALSCIENCEA.COURSEINFORMATION ANDPREREQUISITESTitle and Number:ANSC 429–Dairy Production ManagementTerm:Fall, 2020Meeting Times and Locations:Lecture: 11:30-12:45 TR in KLCT 121Mode of Instruction:Lecture/Lab: Traditional Face to Face with online option.LMS Used for instruction:CanvasCredit Hour:4 credit hrs (3-2)Prerequisites:ANSC 303/318, 333B.COURSEDESCRIPTIONThis course covers the major principles for profitable and sustainable dairy production as consideredfrom the perspective of the commercial dairy operation. This course provides in-depth, hands-onexperiences related to dairy cattle management. The course enables students to develop an advancedunderstanding of dairy cattle management and prepares them to think critically for managementdecisions.C.COURSEPURPOSEStudents in this course will be expected to acquire knowledge of the basic principles ofmilk production and dairy cattle management.This course will include reproduction, nutrition, herd health, milk quality, milkproduction and marketing.Discussion of these topics will be directed towards optimizing milk production withoutsevere effect on health and wellbeing of animals.Laboratories will emphasize managerial skills and technique with practical hands onexercises.This course is writing intensive and is designed to offer the student instruction and handson activities to increase the students writing comprehension and skills.D.CONCEPTS TOKNOW BEFORETAKING THECOURSEDairy cattle basicsFundamentals of cattle nutritionBasics of cattle reproduction and estrous cycle
E.INSTRUCTORINFORMATIONInstructor:Sushil Paudyal, Ph.D.Email:[email protected]Office Location:KLCT 114-EOffice Hours:F 9-11 am, via zoomF.STUDENT-INSTRUCTORINTERACTIONThe instructor-student interactions will take place through: 1) lecture session; 2) email inquiry andreplies; and 3) appointments made through emails or phone calls.Email inquiries will receive feedback within 2 business days from receipt (but may be receivedbefore this time) unless otherwise stated. Feedback to online homework assignments will beimmediate upon their submission. Feedback to traditional written assignments and exams will bereceived within 5 business days unless otherwise stated.G.TEXTBOOKRequired: No text requiredRecommended:Dairy Production and Processing (2016) by John Campbell and Robert Marshall;Waveland PressOther materials/access:Supplemental materials will be provided in class and through Canvas; allslides and handouts used in class will be accessible through Canvas.