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Semaine
1
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7 heures pour terminer

Orientation and Dairy Genetics

In the Dairy Genetics module, you will learn about the different breeds of dairy cattle, their popularity and how performance varies from one breed to the next. We will consider the many different traits that are evaluated by farmers and breeders during genetic selection, and how we collect data to conduct genetic evaluations. In order to simplify the selection process we will consider selection indexes. You will learn how dairy cattle have changed over the last half-century, and the factors that alter the rate of genetic progress. Finally, you will learn about the technologies that have helped to accelerate genetic gain in dairy cattle such as artificial insemination and genomic testing. Those of you, who would like to get more engaged in discussions and are interested in completing the Course Certificate requirements, can participate in discussion forums and take the weekly quiz. We hope you enjoy learning about the genetics of the dairy cow! ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 33 min), 35 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Dairy Cattle Genetics5 min
Genetic Evaluation7 min
Genetic Selection6 min
Trends in Genetics5 min
Technology in Genetics4 min
Reading35 lectures
Orientation-Chinese10 min
Orientation-Portuguese10 min
Orientation-Spanish10 min
Orientation-Bulgarian10 min
Class Policies10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Glossary and Conversion Matrix10 min
Dairy Genetics - Learning Objectives & Glossary in Portuguese10 min
Dairy Genetics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Chinese10 min
Dairy Genetics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Spanish10 min
Dairy Genetics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Bulgarian10 min
Dairy Cattle Genetics - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Dairy Cattle Genetics - Lecture Text in Portugues10 min
Dairy Cattle Genetics-Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Dairy Cattle Genetics-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Genetic Evaluation - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Genetic Evaluation - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Genetic Evaluation-Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Genetic Evaluation-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Genetic Selection - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Genetic Selection - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Genetic Selection-Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Genetic Selection-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Trends in Genetics - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Trends in Genetics - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Trends in Genetics-Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Trends in Genetics-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Technology in Genetics - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Technology in Genetics - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Technology in Genetics-Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Technology in Genetics-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Additional Readings10 min
Discussion Forums and Assessment10 min
Week 1 Forum - Detailed Instructions10 min
A1 vs. A2 Milk - Professors' Response10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 126 min
Semaine
2
Heures pour terminer
8 heures pour terminer

Forage Production and Pasture Management

This week you will learn about what forages are, why they are important and the multiple roles they play on the dairy farm. We will also review some of the basic management considerations that are involved in the establishment, production and harvesting of these crops. The first lecture will focus on the multiple roles that forages play on the farm on considerations that are necessary to develop an effective forage production system. In the second lecture we will discuss some common perennial forage crops and their management. This will include alfalfa, alfalfa grass mixtures and grasses. In the third lecture, we will discuss the annual forages commonly used on dairy farms: corn, sorghums and small grains. You will learn how to utilize pastures in dairy production systems. The fourth lecture will discuss grazing and pasture management, including challenges of grazing systems, how grazing management has evolved, and proper grazing management for optimum forage and animal productivity. The fifth lecture will focus on nutrition for grazing herds, including nutrient content of pasture relative to the nutrient requirements of lactating dairy cows and strategic supplementation strategies for optimal animal health and milk production. Those of you, who would like to get more engaged in discussions and are interested in completing the Course Certificate requirements, can participate in discussion forums and take the weekly quiz. Enjoy this week's material and the entire course!...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 40 min), 38 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Perennial Forage Crops7 min
Annual Forage Crops6 min
Pasture Management, Part 17 min
Pasture Management, Part 210 min
Reading38 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Glossary and Conversion Matrix10 min
Forage Production-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Chinese10 min
Forage Production-Learning Obectives & Glossary in Portuguese10 min
Forage Production-Learning Obectives & Glossary in Spanish10 min
Forage Production-Learning Obectives & Glossary in Bulgarian10 min
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Forage Production Systems - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Perennial Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Annual Forage Crops - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Additional Readings10 min
Week 2 - Professors' Responses to Questions10 min
SB Factsheet10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Glossary and Conversion Matrix10 min
Pasture Management-Learning Objectives & Glossary-in Portugueses10 min
Pasture Management-Learning Objectives & Glossary-in Chinese10 min
Pasture Management-Learning Objective & Glossary-in Spanish10 min
Pasture Management-Learning Objective & Glossary-in Bulgarian10 min
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in Portuguess10 min
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Pasture Management, Part 1-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Pasture Management, Part 2-Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Additional Readings10 min
Discussion Forums and Assessment10 min
Week 2 Forum - Detailed Instructions10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 230 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
7 heures pour terminer

Feeds, Hay and Silage Making, and Feed Processing

This week you will learn about feeds commonly fed to dairy cows and feed processing. We will first discuss the feeding characteristics of forages such as corn silage, alfalfa haylage, grass and small grain silages, will then move to concentrate feeds that provide energy or protein in a dairy ration, and at the end will discuss feed additives. You will also learn about the most important factors in making high quality hay and silage for dairy cows. The final lecture of this week will introduce you to processing methods designed to increase the nutritive value of forages, the importance of particle size and effective fiber in dairy rations, and most common processing methods for cereal grains and oilseeds. At the end, we will discuss how to read and understand forage analysis reports. Those of you, who would like to get more engaged in discussions and are interested in completing the Course Certificate requirements, can participate in discussion forums and take the weekly quiz. Enjoy this week's material and the entire course! ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 55 min), 34 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Dairy Feeds, Part 27 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 37 min
Hay and Silage, Part 17 min
Hay and Silage, Part 211 min
Processing of Feeds13 min
Reading34 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Glossary and Conversion Matrix10 min
Dairy Feeds - Learning Objectives & Glossary in Chinese10 min
Dairy Feeds-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Portuguese10 min
Dairy Feeds - Learning Objectives & Glossary in Spanish10 min
Dairy Feeds - Learning Objectives & Glossary in Bulgarian10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Dairy Feeds, Part 3 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Hay and Silage, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Hay and Silage, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Processing of Feeds - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Processing of Feed - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Processing of Feed - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Processing of Feed - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Additional Readings10 min
Discussion Forums and Assessment10 min
Week 3 - Professors' Responses to Questions10 min
Week 3 Forum - Detailed Instructions10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 330 min
Semaine
4
Heures pour terminer
7 heures pour terminer

Nutrition Basics, Requirements, and Feeding of Lactating Cows

This week you will be introduced to the principles of animal nutrition, basic nutrients and their metabolism, sources for these nutrients in a dairy diet, the anatomy of the digestive tract of a ruminant animal, the wonderful world of the rumen microbes, and major end-product of ruminal fermentation. Further, you will learn about energy and protein metabolism and nutrition, and nutrient requirements and their importance in feeding dairy cows. In the last segment of Week 4, we will discuss the life cycle of a dairy cow, lactation curve, grouping strategies, diet formulation basics, typical sources of energy and protein in dairy diets, will touch on mineral and vitamin nutrition, summarize nutritional recommendations for the various stages of the lactation, and diet preparation techniques. Those of you, who would like to get more engaged in discussions and are interested in completing the Course Certificate requirements, can participate in discussion forums and take the weekly quiz. Enjoy this week's material and the entire course! ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 52 min), 34 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 26 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 15 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 24 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 114 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 214 min
Reading34 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Glossary10 min
Nutrition Basics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Chinese10 min
Nutrition Basics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Portuguese10 min
Nutrition Basics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Spanish10 min
Nutrition Basics-Learning Objectives & Glossary in Bulgarian10 min
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1- Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1- Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 1- Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2- Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Introduction to Dairy Nutrition, Part 2- Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Nutrient Requirements, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 1 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Chinese10 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Portuguese10 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Spanish10 min
Feeding of Lactating Dairy Cows, Part 2 - Lecture Text in Bulgarian10 min
Additional Readings10 min
Discussion Forums and Assessment10 min
Week 4 Forum - Detailed Instructions10 min
Week 4 - Professors' Responses to Questions10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 430 min
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par 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.

par QQNov 22nd 2016

I have found this course very informative and got a lot of information through this course. I recommend all related people to join this course.

Enseignants

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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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