2017 Class Schedule and Materials

ActivitiesOur class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:45 am. to 10:45 am. in room 209 An. Sci. Bldg. From this page you can download readings, discussion sheets, keys to classroom activities, as well as have access to the practice quizzes (Qz). We'll use the "Minute paper" (MP) posting (restricted access to NetID users) feature at the end of each class, so please bring your laptop or mobile device to class.

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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