4-week cattle management program with internship

Draft

DateTimeSubjectLecturer
Sunday (Week #1)?Arrival and accommodation at xxxxxxx, Odense
Monday(Week #1) 08.15Introduction to Dalum and the program Dalum
09.00-09.30Group dialog

- Participants/introduction of each participant and expectations for the program
Dalum
09.30Agricultural production in Denmark with focus on development in cattle production

- Actual performance on average cattle farm
- Breeding system
- Ethology/animal welfare
- Housing requirements/consumers expectations
Dalum
12.00Lunchbreak
13.00-14.30Milking routines and milk quality
- AMS
- Good routines.
- Quality of the milk
Dalum
14.30-16.00Calf management.
- How to make a super cow
- Healthy calf.
Dalum
17.30Dinner
Tuesday (Week #1)
08:15-12:00
Cattle Production Management (= what kind of management can you expect during an internship)

- SOP
- Lean
Dalum
13:00- 15:00
Reproduction.
- When is the heifer ready
- How to find a good bull
Dalum
15:00- 16:00Heat stress.
- What can we do
- What is best practice
Dalum
Wednesday (Week #1)
08:15-12:00
“Medicine Handling Course” – compulsory, when working on farms in DKExt. Vet.
13:00- 16:00
“Medicine Handling Course” (cont.)Ext. Vet.
Thursday (Week #1)
?-?Trip to i.e.Viking, Danish Agro, Lely, DeLaval or DLGExt.
Friday (Week #1)
08:15-12:00

Feed to the animals!
- Correct feeding to the different groups.
- How to keep the feed fresh.
Dalum
13:00-14:00
Introduction to internship Dalum
Monday (Week #2)
Until
Friday (Week #3)
?-?Internship on Danish high performing farms, in groups of 2-3 students/farm. You will be participating in the daily routines on the farm to have hands-on experience with Danish farming. Bus transport by minivan from/to your accomodation every day. Working hours following the farms normal proceduresInternship
Monday (Week #4)
8:15-12:00
Experience exchange from internships
Benchmarking
Staff management
Dalum
13:00-16:00
Case StudiesDalum
Tuesday (Week #4)
8:15-12:00
Case Studies / presentationDalum
13:00-
16:00
xxxDalum
Wednesday/Thursday
(Week #4)
8:15-12:00
Production and presentation of material for use in home country with supervision from Dalum.Dalum
13:00-16:00
Dalum
Friday (Week #4)
8:15-12:00
Evaluation
Closing lunch
Departure
Dalum