2017 Class Schedule and Materials

Week Class Date Modules and Topics Quizzes
Min. Papers
1 1 Th 09/07 Introduce yourself  | Ruminants vs. Non Ruminant Qz 01
2 2 Tu 09/12 Strategies of Digestion | Review of Feed Composition Qz 02 | Qz 03
2 3 Th 09/14 Variability in Feed Composition | Silage Quality | NRC Feed Composition  Qz 04 | Qz 05
3 4 Tu 09/19 Dry Matter Intake Qz 06
3 5 Th 09/21 Energy System I: Energy in Feeds and in a Ration | Energy Supply Qz 07
4 6 Tu 09/26 Energy System II: Energy Partitioning & Requirements Qz 08
4 7 Th 09/28 Protein System I: Overview & Metabolizable Protein Supply Qz 09
5 -- Tu 10/03 No Class (World Dairy Expo) --
5 -- Th 10/05 No Class (World Dairy Expo) --
6 8 Tu 10/10 Protein System II: Metabolizable Protein Supply (Cont'd) No quiz
6 9 Th 10/12 Protein System III: Protein Requirements Qz 10
7 10 Tu 10/17 Calf and Heifer Nutrition Instructed by Sebastian. Qz 11 | Qz 12
7 11 Th 10/19 Mid term during regular class time. --
8 12 Tu 10/24 Project 1 Presentations: Commercial Product Evaluation (6 min. per presentation) --
8 13 Th 10/26 Project 1 Presentations: Commercial Product Evaluation (6 min. per presentation) --
9 14 Tu 10/31 Project 1 Presentations: Commercial Product Evaluation (6 min. per presentation) --
9 15 Th 11/02 Computer Lab I: Intro to Ration Balancing and to Spartan (Rm 204 Computer lab) --
10 16 Tu 11/07 Computer Lab II: Ration Balancing/Evaluation | Least Cost (Rm 204 Computer lab) --
10 17 Th 11/09 Troubleshooting 1: TMR sampling & Biological Testing Qz 13
11 18 Tu 11/14 Troubleshooting 2: Transition rations (Far-off, close-up and fresh cow rations) Instructed by Sebastian. Qz 14 | Qz 15
11 19 Th 11/16 Troubleshooting 3: Transition rations (Milk fever, hypocalcemia, DCAD) Instructed by Sebastian. Qz 16
12 20 Tu 11/21 Troubleshooting 4: Energy Balance, NEFA, BHBA Qz 17
12 -- Th 11/23 No Class (Thanksgiving break) --
13 21 Tu 11/28 Troubleshooting 5: Rumen Acidosis, Lameness, Milk Fat Depression Qz 18 | Qz 19
13 22 Th 11/30 Troubleshooting 6: Protein Nutrition, Milk Urea Nitrogen, Ammonia Loss Qz 20 | Qz 21
14 23 Tu 12/05 Project 2 Presentations (Teams 1-4) --
14 24 Th 12/07 Project 2 Presentations (Teams 5-8) -- --
15 25 Tu 12/12 Project 2 Presentations (Teams 9-12) --
-- -- Tu 12/21 Click 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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