Dairy management and nutrition 410

Module code DMN 410
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Specialised nutrition and management of dairy cattle during the different production phases and the integration thereof into practical on farm application in an environmentally friendly manner, with reference to the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in a southern African context. with reference to the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in a southern African context. Production phases include calves and heifers, dry and transition cows and the lactating herd under pasture or total mixed ration production systems. Topics covered include feed analyses and interpretation; protein, energy and mineral nutrition; diet formulation and nutritional models; milk composition and products; general management and cow comfort; milking and housing systems; disorders and diseases. Practical work: Farm visits, feed formulation, animal handling and troubleshooting.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites VGE 320, and VKU 260 and TLR 411# and PVK 420#. Final year students only.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 4 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal Science
Period of presentation Semester 1

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