Online dairy classes
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Two advanced dairy classes at
the University of Illinois will be available online in January, said
Mike Hutjens, U of I Extension dairy specialist and coordinator of
"If you are interested in learning more
about dairy nutrition and feeding or the latest information in milk
quality and synthesis research, these classes are for you," he said.
The classes will begin the last week of
January, he added.
Advanced Dairy Feeding is targeted
toward dairy managers, feed company personnel, and veterinarians
seeking the latest information on feed nutrients, transition cow
management, forage evaluation and feeding systems. There will also
be additional information on ration balancing and building.
Advanced Milk Secretion, Synthesis
and Mastitis will include the latest information on all phases of
lactation physiology. Geoff Dahl, U of I Extension reproductive
specialist, will lead the class.
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All class lectures are recorded on
CD, and adult students can enroll for credit or simply audit the
class. Students will listen to lecture modules at their convenience,
attend class one hour a week for 10 weeks on the Internet to review
homework, and participate in discussions with the instructors at
home or on the road. The classroom is a personal computer.
Enrollment is limited to 25 students
in each class and closes on Jan. 15. Further details are available
of Illinois news release]