ANSC 1101 - Calf Management Practices, 1 Credit

Level: Lower

Replacement rearing is an important enterprise on the modern dairy farm, with the greatest investment of time and money occurring during the first three months of the heifer calf's life. This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the nutritional, environmental and health challenges a calf must go through during this period. Lab sessions will focus on mastering basic calf care skills including care for the newborn calf, feeding neo-natal calves, weaning practices, diagnostic procedures and biosecurity protocols to address calf health as well as economic comparisons for alternative feeding and housing systems.