ANIML SCI 252 - Belted Galloway Management II

This course provides exposure to the beef cattle production cycle and hands-on experience in all aspects of herd management. An emphasis is placed on understanding normal cattle behavior and practicing “sound stockmanship.” Work with cattle poses health risks, including development of allergic reactions, physical injury, and exposure to zoonotic diseases. To mitigate these risks, compliance with University and Farm Biosecurity Protocols is required as well as appropriate attire (including gloves, coveralls, and washable rubber boots or steel-toe boots).

The purpose of this course is to provide exposure to the beef cattle production cycle and hands-on experience in all aspects of herd management, including cattle handling, vaccinating, deworming, breeding and calving management, calf care/weaning,  feeding, fitting, showing, and marketing. An emphasis will be placed on understanding normal cattle behavior and practicing “sound stockmanship.”

Instructor(s): 
Credits: 
2
Level: 
Undergraduate
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring