ANSC 4120

ANSC 4120

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Provides students with an understanding of the concepts and practices underlying whole-farm nutrient management planning of livestock and dairy farms. Improving profitability and efficiency are key factors considered while improving air and water quality associated with dairy production. Students learn about nutrient management on (Concentrated) Animal Feeding Operations ((C)AFO's), develop a fertilizer and manure Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) for a case-study farm, and conduct a whole farm nutrient balance for a farm of choice. This course integrates crop and manure management with nutrition and herd management to provide a broad but focused and action-oriented approach.  The course utilizes three software programs for nutrient management planning and herd nutritional management: Cropware, the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS), and the Whole Farm Nutrient Mass Balance program. Current topics are also discussed, such as greenhouse gas emissions and impacts of dairy and livestock production and local versus global food production and environmental impacts.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: junior, senior, or graduate standing.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ANSC 4110 preferred but not required.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1008 ANSC 4120   LEC 001

  • Preferred prerequisite: ANSC 4110. Enrollment is limited to juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

  •  1009 ANSC 4120   LAB 401

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    • Ketterings, Q

      Van Amburgh, M