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. Laboratory Required. (C-ID: AG-AS 112L)
DSCI 104 Breed/Select of Dairy Cattle 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
Instruction in the theory and interpretation of elements used in the selection and evaluation of dairy breeds of cattle will be the main emphasis of this course. Concepts and abstracts used for quality grading of animals will be emphasized. Insemination, embryo transfer, gender selection, bull proofs and cow mating practices shall be covered as they relate to quality criteria.