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Major
ANS (Animal Science)
404
000561
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Dairy Cattle Management
Dairy Cattle Management
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science (11ANS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2.0
Laboratory3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Daniel Poole
Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab4848NoNon Applicable
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: ANS 150, Junior standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11AGEDBS-11AGEDANSAgricultural Education - Animal ScienceElective
11AGESBSAgricultural ScienceElective
11ANSCBS-11ANSIASAnimal Science - IndustryElective
11ANSCBS-11ANSSASAnimal Science - ScienceElective
11ANSCBS-11ANSCVETAnimal Science- Vet BiotechElective
11EXTEDAEXExtension EducationElective
In ANS 404, students will develop a better understanding of dairy cattle management with an emphasis on the impact of decisions on productivity, health, profitability, and the future of the dairy enterprise.

In the past, this course included a lecture and lab portion for a total of 3 credit hours, but when online teaching first began, the previous instructor wanted to develop an online version of the lecture but keep the face-to-face lab. Therefore the lecture was split from the lab. Since that time, that instructor has retired and the online version of the course never took off and has not been taught in a number of years. In the meantime, students have been registering for the face-to-face lecture course with the new instructor but not taking the lab course (which is required for our degree requirements), and trying to graduate with 1 credit hour of an Animal Management course pending. Merging the lecture and lab would alleviate the graduation issue. In addition, the course description has been updated to better reflect the topics covered in the course and the syllabus updated to meet current NCSU syllabus requirements.


No

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No
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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes:


At the completion of this course the success student will be able to…


1. Accurately communicate about the dairy industry in the U.S. today in terms of 


animal distribution, the production cycle, cow and calf facilities and factors that 


influence milk production


2. Integrate basic principles of business, management, animal health, nutrition, 


reproduction, and animal welfare to dairy production systems in the U.S. today;


3. Assess and improve productivity and profitability of dairy enterprises;


4. Apply management and leadership skills to dairy cattle production practices;


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Midterm100 pointsStudents will be presented with challenging problems to solve based on the

material that has been covered in the preceding lectures and laboratories.

o You are expected read and follow the direction on the exams then provide

o You will be responsible for material covered throughout the course and

reasonable solutions to these problems and your answers must be

logical, legible and as concise as possible.

laboratory for each subsequent exam as the material naturally builds on

itself during the semester; however, the material for each exam will focus

primarily on the recent lectures as indicated in the schedule of lectures.

 Each exam is worth 100 points towards your final grade

 All exams are to be conducted and completed as individuals

 You will have 1 week to complete the exam and return it to Dr. Poole

 Exams are tentatively scheduled for:

 Exams must be turned by 11:55pm on the day listed above.

 A late penalty (5 points per day including weekends) will be deducted from the

total grade for exams received after the deadline.

MIDTERM Exam – March 03, 2017

Final Exam100 pointsStudents will be presented with challenging problems to solve based on the

material that has been covered in the preceding lectures and laboratories.

o You are expected read and follow the direction on the exams then provide

o You will be responsible for material covered throughout the course and

reasonable solutions to these problems and your answers must be

logical, legible and as concise as possible.

laboratory for each subsequent exam as the material naturally builds on

itself during the semester; however, the material for each exam will focus

primarily on the recent lectures as indicated in the schedule of lectures.

 Each exam is worth 100 points towards your final grade

 All exams are to be conducted and completed as individuals

 You will have 1 week to complete the exam and return it to Dr. Poole

 Exams are tentatively scheduled for:

 Exams must be turned by 11:55pm on the day listed above.

 A late penalty (5 points per day including weekends) will be deducted from the

total grade for exams received after the deadline.



FINAL Exam – April 28, 2017
Project150 pointsGroup Projects on “Controversial Issues in the Dairy Industry”:

 Students will be divided into groups (~4 students per group).

 Each group is required to choose one topic from the list provided by the instructor

(see below).

 Students will deliver a 10-15 minute power point presentation on their topic.

 Each student is to write his or her own research paper about the topic. Your

conclusion in the research paper should include what you learned about the topic

and has that changed your opinion about the dairy industry.

 The research paper must be a minimum of 5 pages, double-spaced using 12

point font. Margins must be 0.5 to 1 inch on each side with bibliographic

references included.

 Students are encouraged to include recent data (results) from scientific articles

published in the American Journal of Dairy Science (available online, www

jds.fass.org/) or other journals.

 Groups must be formed and your topic selected by January 28th.

 Oral presentations will start on March 3rd, each group will discuss times with Dr.

Poole.

 Your group project is worth 150 points towards your final grade and graded as

follows:

o Oral Presentation

 Class Evaluation (50 points)

 Dr. Poole’s Evaluation (50 points)

o Research paper (40 points)

o Group member grade (10 points)

o See “Feedback Forms” at end of syllabus for the grading rubric for this

assignment

o

 Topics

o Consumption of Raw Milk

o Tail docking

o Organic dairies

o Confinement Dairies

o Calf removal

o Milk contamination

o Environmental concerns

o Perceptions of milk allergies

o Dairy-Free Milk Substitutes (ex.

Soy & Almond)

o Animal-free milk

o Exogenous hormones

o Dairy Beef

o Veal Production

o Other (need Dr. Poole’s approval)
Attendance50 points• Attendance/ Participation Grading:
o Students will receive 1 point per lecture and laboratory attended. A total of 50 points can be earned toward your final grade if all classes are attended.
o Students will receive 0.5 point per lecture or laboratory with an excused absence
o Participation will be evaluated based on the following criteria
 Full (1-point) participation credit to a student that contributes very frequently in class by asking and/or answering questions that enhance course materials; enthusiastically engages in all tasks during laboratory sessions.
 Half (0.5-point) participation credit to a student that contributes infrequently in class by asking and/or answering questions that enhance course materials or actions are distracting from the learning environment; engages in most tasks during laboratory sessions.
 No (0-point) participation credit to a student that does not contribute in class or contributions of questions and/or answers are distracting to course materials; lacks engagement in tasks during laboratory sessions or actions are distracting or compromise safety or learning in laboratory environment
Other30 pointsIndustry Updates

 Students are required to read recently published articles from producer

magazines such as Hoard’s Dairyman, Dairy Herd Network, Dairy Today,

Progressive Dairyman, Dairy Foods, Dairy Business, American Dairymen

etc.

 Each student will write a short summary of his/her article [100-200 words]

and post it in the Moodle Discussions Board every Tuesday.

 Summaries must be posted by the start of class on Tuesday to receive

credit. (You will not receive credit for late submissions).

 Students will have the opportunity to discuss these summaries (via

Moodle).

 Students may volunteer or Dr. Poole will select 1 or 2 students to

elaborate on their summaries the following class (Thursday) period.

 Summary must be in your own words. Do not plagiarize others work.

This will result in zero points earned for that assignment.

 Once an article has been selected and the summary posted, it may not be

used in the future for class credit.

 Each Industry Update is worth 2 points towards your final grade (total 30

points).

 All Industry Updates are to be conducted and completed as individuals.

Other25 pointsMilking Dairy Experience

 Each student must perform two different types of “chore” experience during

the semester. You will sign up for these in advance using the shared google

calendar. You can perform these tasks either during the weekdays or

weekend. Please keep track of when you sign-up and make every effort to do

your work at this time. If an unforeseen situation arises and you will not be able

to attend, please notify the Teaching Assistant, Dr. Poole and farm managers

before your shift to let them know that you will not be coming. (you must

schedule a new time to receive credit for this graded item)

Dairy Experience Continued:

 You are NOT permitted to sign up for the same task on the same day as

another student.

 Assignments include:

o MILKING: You must be present for one entire milking and assist the

staff in the milking process. Milking is at 6:00 am and 6:00 pm and takes

about approximately 2.5 hours depending on the number of cows. This

includes prepping the milking area, milking the cows and help clean up

after milking.
Upon completion of your chore, you must have one of the farm managers or

staff sign your “Chore Activity sheet” and turn it into Dr. Poole to receive up to

25 points per experience toward your final grade (see attached grading rubric).

Please remember to take this form with you to the Dairy Farm. If you forget it,

you have 24 hours to get the signature or you will have to repeat the

assignment.

 All Dairy Experiences MUST be completed by 8pm on April 28 to receive credit

for this assignment
Other25 pointsCalf Dairy Experience

Each student must perform two different types of “chore” experience during

the semester. You will sign up for these in advance using the shared google

calendar. You can perform these tasks either during the weekdays or

weekend. Please keep track of when you sign-up and make every effort to do

your work at this time. If an unforeseen situation arises and you will not be able

to attend, please notify the Teaching Assistant, Dr. Poole and farm managers

before your shift to let them know that you will not be coming. (you must

schedule a new time to receive credit for this graded item)

CALF FEEDING: You are required to assist in the calf feeding routine.

You should assist in feeding calves less than 1 week old and older calves

(4-5 weeks old). You will assist in preparing and administering the ration,

and help clean up afterwards. Calf feeding is at 5:00 am and 5:00 pm and

takes about approximately 1.5 hour depending on the number of calves.

Upon completion of your chore, you must have one of the farm managers or

staff sign your “Chore Activity sheet” and turn it into Dr. Poole to receive up to

25 points per experience toward your final grade (see attached grading rubric).

Please remember to take this form with you to the Dairy Farm. If you forget it,

you have 24 hours to get the signature or you will have to repeat the

assignment.

 All Dairy Experiences MUST be completed by 8pm on April 28 to receive credit

for this assignment


TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Class Period 1: Introduction50 Minutes
Class Period 2: Dairy Industry Overview50 Minutes
Class Period 3: Dairy Industry Overview50 Minutes
Class Period 4: Dairy Production Cycle50 Minutes
Class Period 5: Dairy Facilities50 Minutes
Class Period 6: Dairy Facilities50 Minutes
Class Period 7: Managing Calves50 Minutes
Class Period 8: Heifer Raising and Management50 Minutes
Class Period 9: Economics of Replacement Heifers50 Minutes
Class Period 10: How do we make milk50 Minutes
Class Period 11: Lactation Physiology50 Minutes
Class Period 12: Milk Production, Lactation Curves, Measurements50 Minutes
Class Period 13: Milking systems and equipment50 Minutes
Class Period 14: Factors that alter Milk Production50 Minutes
Class Period 15: Mid Term Exam DUE50 Minutes
Class Period 16: Group Presentation and Factors that alter Milk Production50 Minutes
Class Period 17: Dairy Products & Consumption50 Minutes
Class Period 18: Milk Quality Milk Marketing50 Minutes
Class Period 19: Lactating Cow Nutrition (Guest Speaker- Dr. Shannon Davidson)50 Minutes
Class Period 20: Lactating Cow Nutrition (Guest Speaker- Dr. Shannon Davidson)50 Minutes
Class Period 21: Reproductive Management50 Minutes
Class Period 22: Group Presentation and Reproductive Management50 Minutes
Class Period 23: Group Presentation and Reproductive Technologies50 Minutes
Class Period 24: 2 Group Presentation50 Minutes
Class Period 25: Dry Cow and Transition Cow Management50 Minutes
Class Period 26: Dairy Products & Consumption50 Minutes
Class Period 27: 2 Group Presentations50 Minutes
Class Period 28: 2 Group Presentations50 Minutes
Class Period 29: Final Exam Due50 Minutes
Lab 1: Introduction; lab safety, SOP, Dairy Tour165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 2: Dairy Records Management Systems165 minutes340 Riddick Hall
Lab 3: Cow Housing Facilties165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 4: Calf and Heifer Management165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 5: International Dairy Experience165 minutesMoodle
Lab 6: Calf Health (Dr. Foster)165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 7: Cow Anatomy and Health 165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 8: Mammary Gland anatomy and conformation165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 10: Milking procedure and Mastitis management165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 11: Feed Stuffs (Dr. Davidson)165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 12: Pasture Management (Dr. Washburn)165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 13: Reproductive Management165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 14: Pregnancy Detection165 minutesDairy Research and

Teaching Farm
Lab 15: Creamery Tour165 minutesSchaub Hall

Key: 202