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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Dairy Production and Management by The Pennsylvania State University

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About the Course

With the world's first MOOOOO-C, you will gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of dairy management such as genetics, nutrition, reproduction, animal health, farm economics, and sustainability of dairy production systems. There's something here for everyone whether you are just looking for the basics or have years of experience in the dairy industry. This is an eight-week course. Each week consists of four to nine video lectures, additional reading materials, and a multiple-choice questions quiz. Estimated study time is between three and five hours per week. Learners have the option to purchase a Course Certificate for 49.00 USD. The certificate can be purchased at any time, but you must verify your identify before taking the course quizzes in order to be eligible. For those who cannot afford the certificate fee, financial aid is available through Coursera. Why is producing milk efficiently and sustainably so important? Milk provides humans with over 16 essential nutrients, such as: Energy, Protein and Essential Amino acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, several B vitamins, including B12, Pantothenic and Folic acids, and essential minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, as well as other minerals. Did you know that one glass of milk provides a 5-year old child with 21% of his/her daily protein requirements and 8% of their energy needs? Most milk in the world, about 85%, is produced from cattle. However, water buffaloes, goats, sheep, and camel are also dairy animals. The United States, India, the European Union, Brazil, and New Zealand are among the largest dairy producers in the world. Yet among these dairy-producing countries there are varied methods to generate milk with highly variable productivity and efficiency. Dairy production is vital for the survival of billions of people. Globally, around 150 million small-scale dairy households, equivalent to 750 million people, are engaged in milk production. The number and size of dairy farms varies among countries, but in India alone, there are estimated 78 million dairy farms! In the United States, one of the leading milk-producing countries in the world, total milk production has been steadily increasing in the last decades, reaching over 205 billion pounds (93 billion kilograms) in 2014. This was accompanied by a steady increase in average milk yield per cow, reaching 22,260 lb (over 10,100 kg) per lactation in 2014. How has this efficiency been achieved? What methods are necessary to ensure production of high quality milk? How do we balance milk production efficiency with animal health and environmental protection? This course will provide the student with information to better understand dairy production systems and their role in feeding the world population. In this MOOOOO-C, you will learn about the dairy enterprise from internationally recognized dairy science professors who have delivered highly regarded dairy education programs within the United States and internationally. Course lectures are translated into Portuguese and Chinese; PDF files of these translations can be found under each course week. The Dairy MOOC team thanks Dr. Antonio Branco (Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil) and Ms. Yuanyuan Zhang (Pennsylvania State University) for translating the lecture materials. Course Sponsors This course was supported by the generous contributions of Innovation Center for US Dairy at Silver Level and Pancosma North America, RP Nutrients, Inc. and Arm and Hammer, which provided funding support at a Bronze Level. The Pennsylvania State University has final responsibility for the academic content of this course....

Top reviews

MF
Jul 30, 2021

Overall good but in health sections more diseases should be discussed with their treatment. Feed management should be simplified like how much forage, grain, feed needed for per 100 kg of weight etc.

AC
Nov 14, 2020

The course gave a clear and detailed view of all the compartments of the dairy industry with specific number and studies that give a clear message of the development and the cycle of the industry,

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By Joice S M

May 31, 2019

Excellent

By Adham a

May 19, 2019

help full

By Dang N K D

Dec 17, 2018

wonderful

By Daniela A L R

Jan 30, 2017

¡Amazing!

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Jul 16, 2020

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By Edison O M P

Nov 21, 2020

Great..

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Jul 30, 2020

amazing

By Gabor B

Apr 28, 2017

love it

By Ruben E B

Jun 27, 2016

Great!!

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Oct 20, 2020

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Aug 16, 2020

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By Mohammad M

Dec 15, 2020

Great

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Oct 15, 2020

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Sep 6, 2020

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Sep 24, 2021

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Jun 20, 2020

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Jun 4, 2020

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Apr 30, 2019

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By Dinesh N

Jul 27, 2017

Overall the course is very good. Great information throughout...

The course could be better if a couple of lectures could be made more practical- Nutrition one has a lot of percents thrown around. The Economics/Marketing one has, what I feel, the instructor reading the script in a monotone with the ends of sentences fading off.

More should be covered about diseases and how to prevent and fight them- Mastitis is an important disease and was covered well by the professor.

By Shannon R

Jan 29, 2020

Took this course because it sounded interesting. There are a lot of tedious numbers to sift through but it gave me a new appreciation for dairy farming management and what goes into production.

By Pelden N

Jan 1, 2021

This course has taught me the fundamentals of diary science. In particular, the lectures on feed and nutrition management offered many insights. Thank you course era.

By Dai Q

Mar 6, 2019

The course was good. The future of U.S. dairy farmers depends on the efforts and cooperation of all states, not isolation and unfair competition.