Two University of Illinois dairy courses will be offered online in the fall of 2012.

Both courses begin Sept. 10.

Advanced Dairy Management and Diagnostics (ANSC 405) covers calf and heifer management, pasture and forage systems, housing and milking systems, manure management, health and economics. The course also includes several diagnostic labs to evaluate dairy farm management. It will be coordinated by Mike Hutjens, an emeritus extension dairy specialist with the University of Illinois.

Advanced Dairy Reproduction (ANSC 437) will cover all phases of reproductive physiology, management, nutrition, vaccination, and health. Dick Wallace and two other instructors will coordinate the course.

Lectures are recorded and available online (class on demand) with an Internet live class held during the 10 weeks of class on Monday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. Central Standard time (management) and 8 to 9 p.m. CST (reproduction). Participants can enroll for credit (U of I tuition rate), continuing education credit rate, or non-credit or audit rate with reduced tuition. To review the class schedule, topics and enrollment details, click here.