SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 11:47:45 PMANSCI 29 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 29Title:  DAIRY CATTLE SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Dairy Cattle Industry/Dairy Cattle Science
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 64

Catalog Description:
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History, development and projections of the dairy industry. General information on the economics of dairying, facts, trends, selection, culling, fitting, showing, judging, pedigrees, feeding and basic management skills; employment opportunities and requirements.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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General information on the economics of dairying, facts, trends, selection, culling, fitting, showing, judging, pedigrees, feeding and basic management skills; employment opportunities and requirements.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: AG - AS 112L Dairy Cattle Industry / Dairy Cattle Science SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ANSCI29

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
   A.  Discuss the historical development of the dairy industry.
   B.  Explain the importance of the dairy industry in California and the
       United States.
   C.  Identify dairy breeds, origin, adaptation and production.
   D.  Discuss the opportunities and requirements of the dairy business.
   E.  Analyze production, breeding and management records.
   F.  Identify the parts of the cow and their relationship to form and
   G.  Define the nutritional needs and proper feeding techniques.
   H.  Analyze pedigrees, linear scores, and production records.
   I.  Demonstrate grooming, fitting and showmanship skills.
   J.  Demonstrate management skills in dehorning, vaccinating,
       castrating, hoof trimming and teat removal.
   K.  Identify cultural influences on the dairy industry.
   L.  Have reasonable accommodations made to perform all learning
       objectives regardless of physical and/or learning disabilities.
   M.  Practice selection and judging skills.
   N.  Analyze the concern of animal rights and importance of educating
       the general public.
   O.  Discuss career opportunities and requirements for successful

Topics and Scope
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1.  Unit One:   Introduction to the Dairy Industry
   a.  History of dairying including the contributions of ethnic groups
   b.  Economic importance to agriculture
   c.  Past, present and future trends in the dairy industry
   d.  Milk and by-product consumption and trends
   e.  Inventions and new discoveries
2.  Unit Two:   Opportunities and Careers in the Dairy Industry
   a.  Employment in production, processing and marketing
   b.  Degree and skill development requirement
3.  Unit Three: Essentials of Success in the Dairy Business
   a.  Financial needs to operate a dairy
   b.  Sources of feed, animals and equipment
   c.  Selection and management of the labor force
   d.  Filing of numerous environmental and county reports
4.  Unit Four:  Dairy Breeds, Origin and Adaptation
   a.  Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus
   b.  Production of each breed
   c.  Rank in popularity and demand
   d.  Advantages and disadvantages of each breed
5.  Unit Five:  Development of a Dairy Herd
   a.  Developing a dairy enterprise
   b.  Selecting a breed
   c.  Locating a market for milk
   d.  Understanding quota, base and overbase milk
6.  Unit Six:   Managing a Dairy Herd
   a.  Selecting animals
   b.  Understanding pedigree and production records
   c.  Feeding dairy animals
   d.  Dehorning, vaccinating, castrating, teat removal and other
      treatment skills
7.  Unit Seven: Reproductive Management
   a.  Advantages and limitations
   b.  Synchronizing cows and heifers
   c.  Using a bull in natural service
   d.  Embryo transfer
8.  Unit Eight: Care and Management of Calves
   a.  Prenatal care
   b.  From birth to weaning
   c.  Feeding, vaccinating and general

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Assignments will be taken from periodicals, handouts, and texts.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework, Lab reports, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Ensminger, M.E.             Dairy Cattle Science
                           The Interstate Publishers, Fourth Edition
Beth, Dickinson,     Dairy Cattle: Principles, Practices,
                           Problems, Profits
                           Lea and Febiger

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