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Week
1
8 hours to complete

Orientation and Dairy Genetics

6 videos (Total 33 min), 41 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Dairy Cattle Genetics5m
Genetic Evaluation7m
Genetic Selection6m
Trends in Genetics5m
Technology in Genetics4m
41 readings
Orientation-English10m
Orientation-Chinese10m
Orientation-Portuguese10m
Orientation-Spanish10m
Orientation-Bulgarian10m
Class Policies10m
Learning Objectives in English10m
Glossary and Conversion Matrix in English10m
Dairy Genetics - Learning Objectives & Glossary in Portuguese10m
Dairy Genetics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Chinese10m
Dairy Genetics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Spanish10m
Dairy Genetics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Bulgarian10m
Dairy Cattle Genetics - Lecture Text in English10m
Dairy Cattle Genetics - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Dairy Cattle Genetics - Lecture Text in Portugues10m
Dairy Cattle Genetics-Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Dairy Cattle Genetics-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Genetic Evaluation - Lecture Text in English10m
Genetic Evaluation - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Genetic Evaluation - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Genetic Evaluation-Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Genetic Evaluation-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Genetic Selection - Lecture Text in English10m
Genetic Selection - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Genetic Selection - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Genetic Selection-Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Genetic Selection-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Trends in Genetics - Lecture Text in English10m
Trends in Genetics - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Trends in Genetics - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Trends in Genetics-Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Trends in Genetics-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Technology in Genetics-Lecture Text in English10m
Technology in Genetics - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Technology in Genetics - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Technology in Genetics-Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Technology in Genetics-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Additional Readings10m
Discussion Forums and Assessment10m
Week 1 Forum - Detailed Instructions10m
A1 vs. A2 Milk - Professors' Response10m
1 practice exercise
Week 126m
Week
2
8 hours to complete

Forage Production and Pasture Management

5 videos (Total 40 min), 43 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Perennial Forage Crops7m
Annual Forage Crops6m
Pasture Management, Part 17m
Pasture Management, Part 210m
43 readings
Learning Objectives in English10m
Glossary and Conversion Matrix in English10m
Forage Production-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Chinese10m
Forage Production-Learning Obectives & Glossary in Portuguese10m
Forage Production-Learning Obectives & Glossary in Spanish10m
Forage Production-Learning Obectives & Glossary in Bulgarian10m
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in English10m
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in English10m
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in English10m
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Additional Readings10m
Week 2 - Professors' Responses to Questions10m
SB Factsheet10m
Learning Objectives in English10m
Glossary and Conversion Matrix in English10m
Pasture Management-Learning Objectives & Glossary-in Portugueses10m
Pasture Management-Learning Objectives & Glossary-in Chinese10m
Pasture Management-Learning Objective & Glossary-in Spanish10m
Pasture Management-Learning Objective & Glossary-in Bulgarian10m
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in English10m
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in Portuguess10m
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in English10m
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Additional Readings10m
Discussion Forums and Assessment10m
Week 2 Forum - Detailed Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Week 230m
Week
3
8 hours to complete

Feeds, Hay and Silage Making, and Feed Processing

6 videos (Total 55 min), 40 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Dairy Feeds, Part 27m
Dairy Feeds, Part 37m
Hay and Silage, Part 17m
Hay and Silage, Part 211m
Processing of Feeds13m
40 readings
Learning Objectives in English10m
Glossary and Conversion Matrix in English10m
Dairy Feeds - Learning Objectives & Glossary in Chinese10m
Dairy Feeds-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Portuguese10m
Dairy Feeds - Learning Objectives & Glossary in Spanish10m
Dairy Feeds - Learning Objectives & Glossary in Bulgarian10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in English10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in English10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in English10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in English10m
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in English10m
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Processing of Feeds - Lecture Text in English10m
Processing of Feeds - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Processing of Feed - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Processing of Feed - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Processing of Feed - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Additional Readings10m
Discussion Forums and Assessment10m
Week 3 - Professors' Responses to Questions10m
Week 3 Forum - Detailed Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Week 330m
Week
4
8 hours to complete

Nutrition Basics, Requirements, and Feeding of Lactating Cows

6 videos (Total 52 min), 40 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 26m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 15m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 24m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 114m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 214m
40 readings
Learning Objectives in English10m
Glossary in English10m
Nutrition Basics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Chinese10m
Nutrition Basics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Portuguese10m
Nutrition Basics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Spanish10m
Nutrition Basics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Bulgarian10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1 - Lecture Text in English10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1- Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1- Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1- Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2 - Lecture Text in English10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2- Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2- Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in English10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in English10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in English10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in English10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Spanish10m
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10m
Additional Readings10m
Discussion Forums and Assessment10m
Week 4 Forum - Detailed Instructions10m
Week 4 - Professors' Responses to Questions10m
1 practice exercise
Week 430m
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Top reviews from Dairy Production and Management

By TNAug 25th 2019

I am extremely grateful for this course and the hardworking people behind it. The amount of detailed information and research that has been included is great and I appreciate it very much.

By SDApr 7th 2018

It was very useful information I found during this course. Please let me know any course related to dairy farming in future. I will be interested.

Instructors

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Alexander N. Hristov

Professor of Dairy Nutrition
Animal Science
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Troy L. Ott

Professor of Reproductive Biology and Associate Director
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
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Bhushan Jayarao

Resident Director
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL)
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Greg Roth

Professor of Agronomy
Plant Science
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Gabriella A. Varga

Distinguished Professor of Animal Science
Dairy and Animal Science
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Chad Dechow

Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics
College of Agricultural Sciences
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Robert Van Saun

Professor of Veterinary Science and Extension Veterinarian
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
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Kathy Soder

Research Animal Scientist
USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management
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James Dunn

Professor of Agricultural Economics
Agriicultural Economics, Sociology and Education
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Lisa A. Holden

Associate Professor of Dairy Science
Animal Science

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