Calf and Heifer Management Online Course

Cornell PRO-DAIRY

The Calf and Heifer Management Online Course will cover basic calf and heifer management principles led by staff from Cornell University and industry researchers. It is designed for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of calf and heifer management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in calf and heifer management.

 





 

Program Details

This is a seven week course offered online. Presentations for each topic are prerecorded and are accessible whenever is convenient to the participant.  Corresponding assignments are due each week. A live, optional Q& A session with presenters will be held weekly via webinar.  These sessions are also recorded and all participants can listen to these recordings at their convenience.

To get the most out of the experience, you should expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week on the lessons and assignments. The course is offered through Moodle, an easy-to-use online interface that you’ll view through your personal computer’s web browser.

You do not receive Cornell University credit for taking the course. Rather, you will receive a certificate of completion from Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY.

Topics

  • Calf Nutrition Pre- and Post-Weaning
  • Replacement Economics
  • Colostrum Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Genetics
  • Calf Health
  • Housing

Instructors

Dr. Mike Van Amburgh
Cornell University, Department of Animal Science

Mr. Jason Karszes
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Dr. Kimberley Morrill
CHR Hansen

Margaret Quaassdorff
Cornell Cooperative Extension, NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team

Dr. Heather Huson

Cornell University, Department of Animal Science

Dr. Rob Lynch
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Curt Gooch, PE
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

PRO-DAIRY Course Facilitators
Dr. Rob Lynch, DVM
Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist

Ms. Kathy Barrett
Dairy Management Education Specialist

 





 

Dates
October 16 – December 18, 2020

Where
All online!

Registration
$265.00 per person
Register before October 1 and receive a $25 discount!

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