Pasture Based Dairy Production-Spring 2020

  • Date: Jan. 20, 2020 - June 16, 2020
  • Format: blended
This is an online course teaching the principles of pasture-based dairy production. Animal management, grass management, facilities, economics and business planning are among the topics that will be covered in the online course. Online modules must be completed sequentially over the period from January 21, 2020 – March 29, 2020. Weekly interactive online discussion sessions will be required and students should have completed the preceding course module material in order to participate in the interactive sessions. Class is suggested for Animal or Plant Science students with an interest in dairy, management intensive grazing and forage production.

AnSci 4010
Pasture Based Dairy Production An Interdisciplinary Approach
Spring 2020

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an online 4000-level (MU students) or advanced non-traditional student course teaching the principles of pasture-based dairy production. Animal management, grass management, facilities, economics and business planning are among the topics that will be covered in the online course. Online modules must be completed sequentially over the period from January 21, 2020 – March 29, 2020.

Weekly interactive online discussion sessions will be required and students should have completed the preceding course module material in order to participate in the interactive sessions.

Class is suggested for Animal or Plant Science students with an interest in dairy, management intensive grazing and forage production.

Suggested Prerequisite courses (MU students):
Animal Science 2165 – Ruminant Production
Animal Science 4976 - Dairy Production

Requirements: Junior or Senior Level undergraduate minimum

INSTRUCTORS

Topic Instructor Phone Email
Introduction Dr. Stacey Hamilton (417) 838-3548 [email protected]
Dr. Tom McFadden (573) 882-8336 [email protected]
Genetics Ted Probert (417) 741-6134 [email protected]
Mastitis/Health/Repro Dr. Scott Poock (573) 882-6359 [email protected]
Dr. John Middleton (573) 882-6857 [email protected]
Nutrition Dr. Stacey Hamilton (417) 838-3548 [email protected]
Soils Dr. John Lory (573) 884-7815 [email protected]
Forages Dr. Stacey Hamilton (417) 838-3548 [email protected]
Dr. Rob Kallenbach (573) 884-2213 [email protected]
Infrastructure Dr. Joe Zulovich (573) 882-0868 [email protected]
Business Joe Horner (573) 882-9339 [email protected]
Ryan Milhollin (573) 882-0668 [email protected]

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, students will:

 

  • Understand the development and financing of a working pasture based dairy system
  • Be competent in genetic selection of a pasture based dairy herd
  • Knowledgeable in the reproductive and nutritional management of a pasture based dairy herd
  • Able to understand the management of a grass-based forage system
  • Understand the facility needs and paddock design for a pasture based dairy system
  • Be able to develop a business plan for a pasture-based dairy

COURSE MATERIALS

No textbook is needed: however, a fast and reliable internet access and a headset (including microphone) is required. All course materials will be delivered via Canvas.

GRADING PROCEDURES

The following grading scale will be used in this course:

A+:

95 – 100 points

A:

92 – 94 points

A-:

90 – 91 points

B+:

85 – 89 points

B:

82 – 84 points

B-:

80 – 81 points

C+:

75 – 79 points

C:

72 – 74 points

C-:

70 – 71 points

D+:

65 – 69 points

D:

62 – 64 points

D-:

60 – 61 points

F:

Below 60 points

Assignment of grades is NOT based on a normal (bell) curve.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Students are expected to keep up with listening to the Tegrity lectures, Canvas assignments and tests. If you have an emergency, please contact the instructor or Dr. Hamilton for the module that you will be unable to complete on time. It is your responsibility to work out the new due date with that instructor. Please be able to document your excuse with a doctor’s note, obituary notice or other pertinent documents. Only serious illness or death of yourself or an immediate family member is an excused absence. All other reasons have to be pre-approved by the instructor responsible for a specific module.

COURSE SPACE AND TIME EXPECTATIONS

The content covered each week is equivalent to that you would receive in an on campus course in a four hour course since this is an 8 week course. Although this is a two hour credit course, you will double your time equivalent to a 4 hour course. You should anticipate spending a similar amount of time on this course as you would in a regular semester attending class and doing homework. So please schedule about 6-10 hours per week (lectures, review, and assignments) to work on the course.

COURSE OUTLINE

All lectures and assignments should be available to allow the student to work ahead and plan their schedule with other courses. If a section is not available contact Dr. Hamilton. In general assignments will be due at 11:59 pm Thursday night and exams 11:59 pm Monday night. Everything will be through Canvas or Zoom for discussions. *Assignments turned in late are subject to a 50% deduction per day from the assigned grade.

SYNCHRONOUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Group discussions to review lectures and ask questions concerning the module topics will occur at the end of each week on Thursday at 7 PM. You are responsible for attending each discussion session during the course. The group discussion is part of your class participation in the course and provides an active source of learning the materials and providing you a platform to ask questions concerning materials presented on the on-line lectures. Group discussions will occur through the use of Zoom in Canvas.

ASSIGNMENTS AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

Found in Assignment Tab on left

 

 

 

Assignment/Exam

Due Dates

Points

Instructor(s)

Genetics assignment

Thursday, January 30, 2020

20

[email protected]

Discussion

Thursday, January 30, 2020

5

[email protected]

Genetics Exam

Monday, February 03, 2020

75

 

Mastitis assignment

Thursday, February 06, 2020

20

 

Health assignment

Thursday, February 06, 2020

25

[email protected]

Reproduction assignment

Thursday, February 06, 2020

25

 

Discussion

Thursday, February 06, 2020

5

[email protected]

Mastitis Exam

Monday, February 10, 2020

10

[email protected]

Repro and Health Exam

Monday, February 10, 2020

90

 

Nutrition quiz/assignment

Thursday, February 13, 2020

50

[email protected]

Discussion

Thursday, February 13, 2020

5

[email protected]

Nutrition Exam

Monday, February 17, 2020

100

[email protected]

Soil Fertility/Nutrient mgmt assignment

Thursday, February 20, 2020

25

[email protected]

Discussion

Thursday, February 20, 2020

5

[email protected]

soil Fertility/Nutrient mgmt Exam

Monday, February 24, 2020

75

[email protected]

Intro to Forages assignment

Thursday, February 27, 2020

25

[email protected]

3 M's assignment

Thursday, February 27, 2020

25

[email protected]

Discussion

Thursday, February 27, 2020

5

[email protected]

Forages exam

Monday, March 02, 2020

75

 

3 M's Exam

Monday, March 02, 2020

75

[email protected]

Dairy Parlor assignment

Thursday, March 05, 2020

25

[email protected]

Site Selection/Farmstead planning assignment

Thursday, March 05, 2020

25

 

Discussion

Thursday, March 05, 2020

5

[email protected]

Infrastructure Exam

Monday, March 09, 2020

100

[email protected]

Business-dairy financial quiz

Thursday, March 12, 2020

10

[email protected]

Business-managing income/operating costs

Thursday, March 12, 2020

10

[email protected]

Business-Keys to profitable dairy quiz

Thursday, March 12, 2020

10

[email protected]

Business Exam 1

Monday, March 16, 2020

75

[email protected]

Discussion

Thursday, March 12, 2020

5

[email protected]

Business-Organizational choices

Thursday, March 19, 2020

10

[email protected]

Buiness -Risk Identification/mitigation strategies quiz

Thursday, March 19, 2020

10

[email protected]

Business-generational transfer quiz

Thursday, March 19, 2020

10

[email protected]

Business-overcoming barriers quiz

Thursday, March 19, 2020

10

[email protected]

Business Exam 2

Monday, March 23, 2020

75

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VIDEO LECTURES SCHEDULE

 

 

Discussion Group Thursday nights: 7 PM

Found in the Tegrity Classes Tab on left

 

Assignments due before Discussion Group

Lecture

Length Video

Date Videos watched by

 

 

 

Introduction

0:25:23

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pasture-Based Dairy Genetics 1 - The Ideal Grazing...

0:19:58

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pasture-Based Dairy Genetics 2 - Genetic Sources f...

0:10:31

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pasture-Based Dairy Genetics 3 - Selection Conside...

0:31:47

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pasture-Based Dairy Genetics 4 - New Zealand Sire ...

0:20:15

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pasture-Based Dairy Genetics 5 - Crossbreeding

0:10:39

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pasture-Based Dairy Genetics 6 - Crossbreeding Pro...

0:12:05

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pasture-Based Dairy Genetics 7 - Genomics

0:19:10

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Mastitis and Milk Quality Vol. 1

0:25:47

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Mastitis and Milk Quality Vol. 2

0:17:18

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Mastitis and Milk Quality Vol. 3

0:23:24

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Estrus Synchronization-5 Poock

0:13:06

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Gold Standards-6 Poock

0:15:29

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Weaning-7 Poock

0:08:47

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Calves on Milk-8 Poock

0:21

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Newborn calf-9 Poock

0:19:48

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Nutrition 1&2 The Basics and What is Important

0:28:53

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nutrition 3&4 Energy, Protein and Fiber

0:29:33

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nutrition 5 Dry Matter Intake

0:28:12

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nutrition 6 The Total Ration

0:20:59

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nutrition 7 Why Supplements

0:14:58

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nutrition 8&9 Supplements Other Factors

0:27:54

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nutrition 10 Feeding the Ration

0:18

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pasture-Based Dairy Nutrition - Bloat

0:34:50

for fun and information

Pasture-Based Dairy Nutrition - Grass Tetany

0:26:22

for fun and information

2E Nutrient Management - Soil Sampling

0:23:19

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2F Nutrient Management - Role of Soil Testing

0:12:57

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2G Nutrient Management - Nutrient Balance

0:13:23

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2H Nutrient Management - Nutrient Balance 2

0:08:10

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2I Nutrient Management - Cows as Fertilizer Spreaders

0:24:37

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2J Nutrient Management - Legumes as an N Source

0:14:32

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2K Nutrient Management - Fertilizer Strategies

0:14:16

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2L Nutrient Management - Feed as Fertilizer

0:20:19

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2A - Forages for Pasture-based Dairy Systems in Mi...

0:22:51

Thursday, February 27, 2020

2A - Forages for Pasture-based Dairy Systems in Mi...

0:24:00

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 1 Hamilton

0:20:53

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 2 Hamilton

0:19:03

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 3 Hamilton

0:16:06

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 4 Hamilton

0:22:53

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 5 Hamilton

0:23:48

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 6 Hamilton

0:19:37

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 7 Hamilton

0:08:33

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 8 Hamilton

0:10:08

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pasture 9 Hamilton

0:15:42

Thursday, February 27, 2020

3A - System Overview

0:23:51

Thursday, March 05, 2020

3B - Planning Milking Parlor 1

0:20:50

Thursday, March 05, 2020

3C - Planning Milking Parlor 2 and Equipment

0:19:36

Thursday, March 05, 2020

3D - Site Selection I

0:09:47

Thursday, March 05, 2020

3D - Site Selection II

0:17:34

Thursday, March 05, 2020

3E - Farmstead Planning I

0:15:37

Thursday, March 05, 2020

3E - Farmstead Planning II

0:09:32

Thursday, March 05, 2020

3E - Farmstead Planning III

0:13:24

Thursday, March 05, 2020

4A - Dairy Financial Management 1

0:17:31

Thursday, March 12, 2020

4B - Dairy Financial Management 2

0:12:01

Thursday, March 12, 2020

4C - Managing Operating Costs

0:25:07

Thursday, March 12, 2020

4D - Organizational Choices 1

0:13:40

Thursday, March 12, 2020

4E - Organizational Choices 2

0:11:06

Thursday, March 19, 2020

4F - Risk Identification and Mitigation Strategies

0:20:18

Thursday, March 19, 2020

4G - Generational Transfer of the Family Dairy

0:27:32

Thursday, March 19, 2020

4H - Overcoming Barriers to Entry

0:23:18

Thursday, March 19, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

STATEMENT FOR ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic honesty is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person’s work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed, and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards academic dishonesty as an extremely serious matter, with serious consequences that range from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, or collaboration, consult the course instructor.

 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need to make arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please let me know as soon as possible.

If disability related accommodations are necessary (for example, a note taker, extended time on exams, captioning), please register with the Office of Disability Services (http://disabilityservices.missouri.edu), S5 Memorial Union, 882-4696, and then notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. For other MU resources for students with disabilities, click on "Disability Resources" on the MU homepage.

 

INTELLECTUAL PLURALISM

The University community welcomes intellectual diversity and respects student rights. Students who have questions or concerns regarding the atmosphere in this class (including respect for diverse opinions) may contact the Departmental Chair or Divisional Director; the Director of the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities http://osrr.missouri.edu/ or the MU Equity Office ([email protected]);

All students will have the opportunity to submit an anonymous evaluation of the instructor(s) at the end of the course.

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER #38, ACADEMIC INQUIRY, COURSE DISCUSSION AND PRIVACY

 University of Missouri System Executive Order No. 38 lays out principles regarding the sanctity of classroom discussions at the university. The policy is described fully in Section 200.015 of the


Collected Rules and Regulations. In this class, students may make audio or video recordings of course activity unless specifically prohibited by the faculty member. However, the redistribution of audio or video recordings of statements or comments from the course to individuals who are not students in the course is prohibited without the express permission of the faculty member and of any students who are recorded. Students found to have violated this policy are subject to discipline in accordance with provisions of Section 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri pertaining to student conduct matter.