AVS/AS 472

Dairy Cattle Management

Cooperative course taught by 

University of Idaho and Washington State University

Instructors, University of Idaho: Drs. Amin Ahmadzadeh 

Instructors, Washington State University: John Swain

Overview of Dairy Industry (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

Calf and Heifer Management (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

Lactation (milk synthesis and fators affecting milk yiled)

Study Guide for the First Exam (AVS 472) Friday 17th, Start time 7:15 AM

Nutrition, Feeding Management  (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

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


STUDY GUIDE FOR THE EXAM II 2021 Exam time: Monday 10/18/2020 Start time 7:15 AM

Milking Managements, Mastitis, and Records (Dr. Ahmadzadeh)  

Field Trip (10/5/2019)

Reproductive Management  and Records (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

    Word Files (reading assignments)

    PowerPoint presentations for Reproductive Management:

Study Guide for the Exam III Exam time: Monday 11/14/2021 Start time as early as 7:00 AM

Genetics and Milk Marketing

Facility and Cow Comfort, Financial Issues  (Dr. Amin Ahmadzadeh)

Culling decision,



Assignment/homework for the Entire Course and Due Dates

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, 7, 8  Due Date:  9/08/




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