Calf and Heifer Management Online Course


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Course Information

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.

Course Topics and Speakers
  • Calf Nutrition Pre- and Post-Weaning – Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University, Department of Animal Science
  • Replacement Economics – Mr. Jason Karszes, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
  • Colostrum Management – Dr. Kimberley Morrill, CHR Hansen
  • Inventory Management – Margaret Quaassdorff, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team
  • Genetics – Dr. Heather Huson, Cornell University, Department of Animal Science
  • Calf Health – Dr. Rob Lynch, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
  • Housing – Curt Gooch, PE, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

October 16 – December 18, 2020

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

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