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[DEC. 21, 2004]  URBANA -- 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 the classes.

"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 at

[University of Illinois news release]

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