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Feed Ration Planning in Dairy Cattle Herds

The course will handle feed supply, including crop rotation, crop production, effects on self-supply, and optimization of feed allocation within and among animal categories/groups, including forage/concentrate ratio. Further feed production is described, including the effect of conservation and processing on feed quantity and quality. Feed evaluation including feed analyses and evaluation, and variation between different systems in energy and protein values and input parameters is discussed. Further nutrient requirements, and effects of ration formulation on cows response on individual and group level, as well as feed intake capacity is discussed.   

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    


The exam is a combined oral and take home exam. The grading is pass/fail.

The examination is a combination of 2 oral presentations with questioning, assessment of an individual and a group assignment (2 reports), and presence and active participation in the course.

Final report is handed in on-line, 2 weeks after the course.

Admission Requirements

Course Specific:

A relevant bachelor's degree within Science and Technology.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency

You can read more about admission here