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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture


Dairy Management (ANSC)


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Professor: Andrew B. Conroy, Charles G. Schwab
Associate Professor: Peter S. Erickson

The dairy management program, offered by the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, is designed to provide students with solid training in areas important to the successful management of a dairy enterprise, for employment in related agribusinesses (e.g., pharmaceutical and feed industries), or for those wishing to pursue additional training leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in dairy science or its related disciplines. Dairy management students receive training in areas such as nutrition, reproduction, diseases, genetics, lactation physiology, forages, agribusiness finance, personnel management, computer science, and public relations. In addition, junior and senior students enrolled in this program will be given complete responsibility for managing the UNH teaching herd with other students, acquiring actual management experience along with their basic subject matter training. The Fairchild Teaching and Research Center, a modern dairy facility, houses approximately one hundred milking cows plus a similar number of nonlactating animals. The Burley-Demeritt Organic Dairy Farm houses 45 milking cows and a similar number of nonlactating animals.

In addition to general education requirements, a typical dairy management student will take the following courses:

First Year
ANSC 408 (optional), 409, 410, 430; BIOL 411; CHEM 403-404; ENGL 401; EREC 411

Second Year
ANSC 432, 511, 512, 543, 650; CS 401; PBIO 421; EREC 504

Summer Internship
ANSC 600

Third Year
ANSC 609, 612, 530, 650, 701 and/or 715, 710

Fourth Year
ANSC 698, 708, 727, 728; MGT 580 or 713

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies take MATH 424B, CHEM 545-546, BCHM 658-659 and MICR 503 in lieu of PBIO 421 and CS 401.

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