Dairy Production Nutrition
CATEGORY: Agriculture

Dairy Production: Nutrition

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview


Audio-visual methodology is aimed at supporting and empowering people involved in the field of agriculture to define, promote and take full ownership of their own development, as learning is a life-long process.

Skills development is a key driver of socio-economic development. Mainstreaming of agricultural development efforts is crucial to ensure congruence and effective deployment of resources.

The livestock sector plays an important part in the agricultural economy. Educated, enthusiastic livestock owners who understand agribusiness and the related methods to reduce their risks, are key to sustainable livestock farming and will play a vital role in supporting and enhancing sustainable agriculture and food security.

An understanding of basic nutrition requirements is essential as proper nutrition of dairy cattle is vital for sustainable and successful production.

Who Should Enroll

All people involved in the field of agriculture

Course Design

A way to bolster agricultural production is to develop practical agricultural education systems. A powerful way of doing this is through the use of audio visual modules which is a highly effective and tested methodology to approach, examine and impart knowledge.

This is a comprehensive series of modules that follow a step by step process and can be used in group training or self study – and are structured according to visual training guidelines. This implies defining most of the termnology used and where necessary, supporting the visual storyline with graphics and animation to enhance the learning process and ensure that sustainable knowledge is gained in the learning process.

These modules are designed to do precisely what they are meant to do – and that is to support skills development.

Online Video Series Supporting Agri Skills Development and Best Farming Practices.

Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Anionic salts 1
  • Anionic salts 2
  • Calcium and Phosphorus needs
  • Classification of Feeds
  • Classification of Feedstuffs
  • Dairy Productive Systems
  • Digestive system 1
  • Digestive system 2
  • Digestive system 3
  • Digestive system 4
  • Digestive system 5
  • Digestive system 6
  • Digestive system 7
  • Digestive system 8
  • Dry cow feeding period A
  • Dry cow feeding period
  • Dry forages & roughages
  • Drying off period 1
  • Drying off period 2
  • Early Lactation Period
  • Feed classification
  • Feeding of the dairy herd
  • Fibre Fractions
  • Forage quality
  • Lactation Phases
  • Life Cycle (Birth of a Calf)
  • Mature Body Weight
  • Metabolic problems
  • Microbial protein
  • Mixed rations 1
  • Mixed rations 2
  • Nutrient Content of forages
  • Nutrients Carbohydrates
  • Nutrients Concentrates
  • Nutrients protein
  • Nutrients 1
  • Nutrients 2
  • Nutrients 3
  • Nutrition Introduction
  • Nutrient Requirements during the Lactation cycle
  • Pasture system
  • Peak lactation Phase 1
  • Peak lactation Phase 2

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this video series, candidates will be able to:

Have a better understanding of the important aspects of dairy herd nutrition requirements to ensure sustainable dairy production including the following:

  • The digestive system
  • The different production systems
  • Feed classification
  • The types of feed
  • The different nutritional requirements