ANSC 3850

ANSC 3850

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Management and milking sheep to produce dairy products for human consumption. Complements ANSC 3800 (Sheep), which is a suggested, but not required, prerequisite, with in-depth knowledge and practice about the biology and management of sheep used for milk production, including the increased economic and environmental sustainability of dairy sheep. Laboratory sessions will focus on practical management and milking skills. Students will do twice weekly 7 am or 5 pm sessions to milk and care for ewes and lambs. Students will be guided to develop a term paper that describes an example small sheep dairy or farmstead creamery. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the knowledge to analyze, understand, and operate small ruminant dairy systems.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: juniors and seniors or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ANSC 2100 or ANSC 3800, or permission of instructor.

  • Students will be able to explain the basic concepts of milk component synthesis and milk component composition of sheep milk in contrast with other ruminant milks, and describe the influence of nutrition, genetics, and environment on milk components.
  • Students will create a business plan for a small dairy sheep operation or a farmstead creamery that will include design, budget, management, and marketing elements.
  • Students will be able to identify the advantages and disadvantages of different sheep milking and management systems.
  • Students will be able to explain the processes to make and market sheep milk products.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ANSC 5850

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17211 ANSC 3850   LEC 001

    • F Morrison Hall B82
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kochendoerfer, N

      Waltemyer, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: ANSC 2100 or ANSC 3800, or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to: juniors and seniors or permission of the instructor.

  • 17212 ANSC 3850   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person