AVS/AS 472

Dairy Cattle Management

Cooperative course taught by 

University of Idaho and Washington State University

Instructors, University of Idaho: Drs. Amin Ahmadzadeh, Mark McGuire 

Instructors, Washington State University: Dr. Larry Fox, John Swain

Overview of Dairy Industry (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

Milking Managements, Mastitis, and Records (Dr. Larry Fox)  

Study Guide for the First Exam 2017; Wednesday Sept 20rd, Start time 7:15 AM

Calf and Heifer Management (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

Nutrition, Feeding Management  (Dr. Mark A. McGuire)

 STUDY GUIDE FOR THE EXAM II 2017;Friday 10/27/2017 Start time 7:15 AM

Reproductive Management  and Records (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

    Word Files (reading assignments)

    PowerPoint presentations for Reproductive Management:

Field Trip (11/4/2017)

Dry Cow Management, Fresh cow Care (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

Financial Issues  (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

Culling decision,

Milk Marketing and Genetics (John Swain)


Assignment/homework for the Entire Course and Due Dates




  Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) Assignment   Due Date:  //2017
Robotic Milking Assignment 2017  Due 9/15/2017
Milking System Diagram                           Due Date:9/22/2017

Assignments for Heifer Management: Please answer the following question for each Topic/Chapter: Topic 45: Questions 3, 8, 10, 11, 13; Topic 46: Questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Due Date:  10/5/176

Production Testing Programs (DHIA)               
Nutrition homework  (Text Book)                 Due Date: 10/28/2017
  (Topic 16: pg 102, answer the questions 3, 6, 7, 9; Topic 20: Pg 131, questions 1, 2, 6, 8)