Dairy Herd Management LS_DHM_CC.mov

Uploaded by WisTechColleges on 19.01.2012


( ♪♪ )
( background conversation )
(Everett - Student:) I've been around farming my whole life.
I love working with the animals. Also the flexibility you
have when you're working with your own herd.
It's a nine month program that fills you with the skills that are
necessary to be competitive and be successful in this business.
( background conversation )
(Sheryl - Instructor:) One of the key things we want to do
is get students out to work on farms and get a lot of
hands-on practice.
( natural sound )
The goal is that they will go out, either to home farms or to careers
as herdspersons, and with that skill set, they can help keep the industry
going strong in the future.
( background conversation )
It's exciting, it's a great time to be in the industry, there's a lot
of potential and a lot of jobs out there.
( background conversation )
(Everett:) You can't put a price on it.
These are skills that we're learning now, in nine months that I'm
going to use for my entire career ...
( background conversation )
whether it be how to diagnose a sick cow or understand a mating protocol ...
( natural sound )
it's something I will literally use every single day of my life.
( ♪♪ )