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Transition Cow Management Course

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Have you…

…been working with dairy cows and are looking to increase your knowledge of transition cow management?
…had some formal training or course work but want a refresher on transition cow management?
…been working with the farm transition cow program but want to know more about the how, what and why?
…wanted to improve the transition cow performance of your herd but need to know where to start?
…wanted to increase the skills you bring to the farm or your farm employer?
…been wondering where you’ll find the time to attend a course or workshop?

If so, this course is designed for you. You’ll learn the basics of transition cow management then quickly build from there.

Who should attend:

Dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of dairy transition cow management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in transition cow management.

Topics include:

  • Transition Cow Physiology/Biology
  • Nutritional Strategies for Transition Cows
  • Fresh Cow Health Management
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Non-nutritional Management
  • Monitoring Health

How it works:

This is a seven week course offered online. Presentations for each topic are prerecorded and are accessible whenever is convenient to the participant. A live Q&A session with presenter will be held weekly via webinar. Corresponding assignments are due each week. To get the most out of the experience, you should expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week on the lessons and assignments. The course is offered through Moodle, an easy-to-use online interface that you’ll view through your personal computer’s web browser.

You do not receive Cornell University credit for taking the course. Rather, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program.