Southeast Dairy Stewardship
The purpose of the Southeast Dairy Stewardship Program is to provide up to date training for dairy producers, managers, herdsperson, veterinarians, and consultants from allied industries. The Southeast Dairy Stewardship Program provides an open forum for those involved with the dairy industry to share their experiences and debate about new strategies pertinent to welfare, health, management, and sustainability. The Southeast Dairy Stewardship Program is an initiative of the University of Florida in collaboration with the Southeast Milk Inc. and with support from the National Milk Producers Federation. In fact, through some of the modules of the Southeast Dairy Stewardship Program, participants are given credit to meet the training requirements of the FARM 4.0. program.
Training modules are focused on calf care and youngstock management, care and management of periparturient cows, udder health and milk quality, hoof health and care of non-ambulatory animals, reproductive health and efficiency, nutrition of youngstock and adult cattle, development of training programs for dairy employees, and environmental stewardship.
Audience: Dairy producers, managers, herdsmen, veterinarians, and consultants
For questions, please contact: Ricardo C Chebel and Colleen Larson
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Dairy Production Medicine Certificate
The Dairy Production and Management Certificate Program’s objective is to educate dairy professionals regarding best practices in dairy production with focus on reproduction, nutrition, transition cow management, replacement rearing, milk quality and udder health, and genetic selection.
This program serves the College of Veterinary Medicine and the IFAS missions to “develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life”.
The target audience of the Dairy Production and Management Certificate Program are dairy professionals with at least 2 years of experience that are currently involved with large dairy operations or allied industry. Dairy producers and managers are also welcome.
The Dairy Production and Management Certificate Program is 44 h long and is held at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Florida. Professors from the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and from the Department of Animal Sciences teach and conduct dairy visits.
For questions, please contact: Ricardo C Chebel
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