Dairy Science (DSCI)

DSCI 101 Introduction to Dairy Science 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
Survey of the dairy industry; supply of milk and milk products and their uses; emphasis on the history, development and projections of the dairy industry in the US. Covers general information on the economics of dairying; dairy facts and trends; dairy animal selection, culling, fitting, showing, and judging; pedigree evaluation; basic dairy feeds and feeding; fundamentals of bovine reproduction; basic dairy management skills; requirements for and opportunities in dairy industry employment. (C-ID AG-AS 112L)
DSCI 104 Breeding and Selection of Dairy Cattle 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
Principles of selection, reproduction, and management of reproduction and breeding in dairy cattle. This course covers both theory and practice of dairy cattle judging, semen evaluation, and handling, and artificial insemination.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: DSCI 101 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.