Dr. Joe Domecq
Department of Animal Science
1250F Anthony Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
The Dairy Management program is designed to give students a basic foundation of knowledge and skills about dairy cows the dairy industry, and dairy farming as a business which they can build upon after graduation from the program. Courses are practical in nature and focus on the basic knowledge and skills needed to be successful on all types of dairy operations as an owner, herdsman, or dairy farm employee. Students are also employed by agricultural businesses that support dairy operations.
Visits to farms and meeting successful dairy producers and managers are an important part of the program. The Dairy Program exposes students to the many exciting opportunities that are available in the dairy industry. The program attempts to create enthusiasm and passion for the dairy industry in each student.
For more information visit the Department of Animal Science.
You can download MSU_Inst_Dairy_Manage_final.pdf to learn more.
|Requirements for Dairy Management|
|The student must complete 48 credits from the following:|
|1.||All of the following courses (32 credits):|
|ANS||132||Dairy Farm Management Seminar||1|
|ANS||203||Principles of Livestock Feeding||2|
|ANS||205||Reproduction in Livestock||2|
|ANS||215||Growth, Health and Lactation in Dairy Cattle||2|
|ANS||230||Dairy Herd Management||3|
|ANS||232||Introductory Dairy Cattle Management||3|
|ANS||233||Dairy Feed Management||3|
|ANS||235||Dairy Herd Reproduction||2|
|ANS||238||Dairy Health Management||3|
|AT||291||Selected Topics in Agricultural Technology||2|
|AT||293||Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology||6|
|CSS||110||Computer Applications in Agronomy||2|
|2.||Complete 16 credits of elective course work from the following:|
|ABM||100||Decision-making in the Agri-Food System||3|
|ABM||130||Farm Management I||3|
|ABM||225||Commodity Marketing I||3|
|ANS||110||Introductory Animal Agriculture||4|
|ANS||222||Introductory Beef Cattle Management||3|
|CSS||101||Introduction to Crop Science||3|
|CSS||120||Agricultural Industry Issues||3|
|CSS||212||Advanced Crop Production||2|