Two online dairy courses will be offered by the University of Illinois in the spring of 2013. The 10-week courses begin Jan. 28.

"Advanced Dairy Nutrition" (ANSC 423) is a dairy feeding class that covers nutrient classes, phase feeding, dry-cow feeding and health, and forages. The course will be coordinated by Mike Hutjens and team-taught by three other instructors.

"Milk Secretion and Mastitis" (ANSC 435) will also begin on Jan. 28. Dick Wallace and two other instructors will be coordinating the class. All phases of milk quality, secretion, nutrition, as well as mastitis control and prevention, will be covered.

Lectures are available on the website (class on demand) with an Internet live class held during the 10 weeks of class on Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. CST (nutrition) and 8 to 9 p.m. (milk quality). Enrollees can participate for credit (U of I tuition rate), CE credit rate, or non-credit rate with reduced tuition. To review the class schedule, topics and enrollment details, go to: