Positive Practices in
Farm Labor Management
Keeping Your Employees Happy and Your Production Protable
Photo credit: Rex Dufour
Photo credit: Judith Redmond
Photo credit: Rex Dufour
This weeks assignment is the beginning of your employee manual in the agricultural industry.
First, I need you to think of a company, organization, or business in the agricultural industry. You will use
this business for all your assignments
Applications in the
In this course
You will be learning about employee management
and how it affects the agricultural industry
The applications that can be used for employee
The skills and knowl
[Farm Name] Employee Handbook
This Farm Employee Handbook Template is for Educational Purposes Only. This template
handbook has been reviewed by Varnum LLP for informational purposes only and is not legal
advice. Agricultural employer
Broad functions of the Digestive System
4. Absorption and Protection
5. Eliminate solid waste
6. Reabsorption water and electrolytes
General Organization of the Digestive System (see Fig.
Skeleton: Why significant to animals?
1. External structure and appearance
2. Support rigidity and form to the body
3. Movement joints between bones
from how muscles are attached to bone
- locomotion, defense, off
Cell Anatomy and Biology
Organization of an Animal
Organs or Glands
Organization and Hierarchy for Homeostasis
Cardiovascular System; Blood and Tissue
Figure 10.4. Inventory of Types of Blood Vessels.
Estimated from dogs.
Volume and Flow of Blood in Segments of the Vascular Network
Notes for figure previous slide
1. Note presence
Emphasis on: Functional significance and External Landmarks
A. Overall conformation
length to total height decreases with age
increased barrel and muzzle
1. Age- Ratio of leg
2. Capacity to eat-
B. Mobility and
Microanatomy of Bone
Bone: Growth and Metabolism
a. Frame score of live
animals affects Net Energy required b. Size of carcass there is
an optimum for processing and distribution.
3. Pelvic area
Muscle: Why significant?
1. Joints of the skeleton
stability. Supplement ligaments.
for movement and resistance.
a. Muscles provide
b. Muscles provide power
2. Protein reserve when diet not adequate
acids used to for
Using a dehorner
- Used to remove the buds
of underdeveloped horns
- Usually done at a young
- Done to keep down
Consequences of not dehorning
- Much more dangerous
- Higher risk of injury
- Harder to handle
A World We Share
The reason I dedicate myself to helping animals so much is because there are already so
many people dedicated to hurting them (unknown). After spending a few weeks shadowing in
Lecture 1: Milk Production
1. Legal Definition of Milk: Lacteal secretion, free from colostrum, obtained by the
complete milking of one or more healthy cows, goats, sheep or other dairy animals.
Gross Composition of Milk:
1. Understand basic topographic terms pertaining to location within a 4 legged animal
- Medial: Toward the midline
- Lateral: Away from the midline
- Proximal: Toward the attached base
- Distal: Away from the point of attachment
- Dorsal (up), V
Digestion in Birds
Mouth is much lighter in birds than mammals - have a beak, not
teeth - much lighter jaw bone and jaw muscles. Birds do not
chew their food.
Birds are very similar to mammals in that the length of the GI
tract is reflected by the type of