2017 Class Schedule and Materials

WeekClassDateModules and TopicsQuizzes
Min. Papers
11Th 09/07 Introduce yourself  | Ruminants vs. Non RuminantQz 01
22Tu 09/12Strategies of Digestion | Review of Feed CompositionQz 02 | Qz 03
23Th 09/14Variability in Feed Composition | Silage Quality | NRC Feed Composition Qz 04 | Qz 05
34Tu 09/19Dry Matter IntakeQz 06
35Th 09/21Energy System I: Energy in Feeds and in a Ration | Energy SupplyQz 07
46Tu 09/26Energy System II: Energy Partitioning & RequirementsQz 08
47Th 09/28Protein System I: Overview & Metabolizable Protein SupplyQz 09
5--Tu 10/03No Class (World Dairy Expo)--
5--Th 10/05No Class (World Dairy Expo)--
68Tu 10/10Protein System II: Metabolizable Protein Supply (Cont'd)No quiz
69Th 10/12Protein System III: Protein RequirementsQz 10
710Tu 10/17Calf and Heifer Nutrition Instructed by Sebastian.Qz 11 | Qz 12
711Th 10/19Mid term during regular class time. --
812Tu 10/24Project 1 Presentations: Commercial Product Evaluation (6 min. per presentation)--
813Th 10/26Project 1 Presentations: Commercial Product Evaluation (6 min. per presentation)--
914Tu 10/31Project 1 Presentations: Commercial Product Evaluation (6 min. per presentation)--
915Th 11/02Computer Lab I: Intro to Ration Balancing and to Spartan (Rm 204 Computer lab)--
1016Tu 11/07Computer Lab II: Ration Balancing/Evaluation | Least Cost (Rm 204 Computer lab)--
1017Th 11/09Troubleshooting 1: TMR sampling & Biological TestingQz 13
1118Tu 11/14Troubleshooting 2: Transition rations (Far-off, close-up and fresh cow rations) Instructed by Sebastian.Qz 14 | Qz 15
1119Th 11/16Troubleshooting 3: Transition rations (Milk fever, hypocalcemia, DCAD) Instructed by Sebastian.Qz 16
1220Tu 11/21Troubleshooting 4: Energy Balance, NEFA, BHBAQz 17
12--Th 11/23No Class (Thanksgiving break)--
1321Tu 11/28Troubleshooting 5: Rumen Acidosis, Lameness, Milk Fat DepressionQz 18 | Qz 19
1322Th 11/30Troubleshooting 6: Protein Nutrition, Milk Urea Nitrogen, Ammonia LossQz 20 | Qz 21
1423Tu 12/05Project 2 Presentations (Teams 1-4)--
1424Th 12/07Project 2 Presentations (Teams 5-8)----
1525Tu 12/12Project 2 Presentations (Teams 9-12)--
----Tu 12/21Click here for final exam details--

Digestive Physiology, Feed Composition and Analysis


NRC 2001 Dry Matter Intake, Energy and Protein Systems

  • 07 - Th 09/28 - Rm. 209
    • Reading: NRC 2001 Protein System I: Protein Supply According to NRC 2001 | Take a quiz (see Qz 09 above).
    • In class activity: With a board drawing we will try to highlight N metabolism in lactating dairy cows.

Newborn, Calf and Heifer Nutrition 



Project 1 Student Presentations

  • 12 - Tu 10/24 - Rm. 209
    • Project 1: Students' presentations Analysis of commercial products.
  • 13 - Th 10/26 - Rm. 209
    • Project 1: Students' presentations Analysis of commercial products.
  • 14 - Tu 10/31 - Rm. 204
    • Project 1: Students' presentations Analysis of commercial products.

Project 2 and Computer Lab: Formulation, Analysis and Evaluation of Dairy Rations with Spartan


Troubleshooting Dairy Rations

  •      - Th 11/23
    • No Class -- Thanksgivings Recess.

Project 2 Presentations

  • 23 - Tu 12/05 - Rm. 209
    • Project 2: Presentations and discussion of real-world dairy rations (Teams 1-3).
  • 24 - Th 12/07 - Rm. 209
    • Project 2: Presentations and discussion of real-world dairy rations (Teams 4-6).
  • 25 - Tu 12/12 - Rm. 209
    • Project 2: Presentations and discussion of real-world dairy rations (Teams 7-9).

Study Guide For Final Exam


Final Exam (Part I and optional Part II)

  • Thursday 12/21 2:45 - 4:45 Room Russell Lab Room 150. 

  • (OPTIONAL) Thursday 12/21 by 2:45 pm in Dropbox. Download the Optional Take Home here.
    Earlier submission is strongly encouraged. Note: If you choose to complete the optional take-home exam, it will count for 10% of your final grade and your in-class final exam will count for 15% of your final grade. if you choose to not do the optional take-home, your in-class final exam will count for 25% of your final grade. If you take the optional take-home, final grade will be calculated both ways (with and without the take-home) and the highest of the two scores will be used in assigning the final letter grade for the class.



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