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FIDA Vitamins, Minerals, and Additives

Apr 29, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$150 Enroll

Full course description

Vitamins and minerals contribute a significant cost to the total ration costs of dairy cows; however, there is a lack understanding relative to proper level and source that cows need to support optimal health and production. This course seeks to develop an understanding of the necessity for proper decision making when selecting levels and sources of vitamins and minerals in dairy premixes. This course will provide knowledge on essentials of vitamin and mineral functions, current recommendations and practices for amounts and sources of vitamins and minerals, and potential consequences of undersupply or oversupply of vitamins and minerals to help the student make informed decisions on the inclusion of vitamins and minerals in dairy rations. The course also will include interviews with industry experts regarding aspects of selecting and including vitamin and mineral supplements. 

Instructors: Dr. Corwin Nelson, Dr. John Arthington

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