A multi-location herdsman short course has been developed by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialists and associates. This year the herdsman short course will target dairy workers involved with handling and taking care of dairy animals with emphasis on workers involved directly with postpartum cows. This training will consist of a single day event in which the morning section will be classroom instruction and the afternoon laboratories (practical instruction).
Lectures will be presented in Spanish and English (see dates for specific training). Each participant will receive a notebook containing copies of each lecture and the slide presentations. Additional supplementary materials will also be included in these notebooks to assist participants in training other workers when they return to their respective dairies.
Laboratories will consist of participation in practical class work involving specific material/specimens needed for each topic addressed. Course comprehension will be assessed using a multiple choice evaluation method at the conclusion of the course.
The short course will be offered on multiple dates and locations:
May 18 – Dalhart (Spanish)
May 20 – Hereford (Spanish and English)
May 25 – Olton (Spanish)
May 27 – Muleshoe (Spanish)
June 8 – Sulphur Springs (
June 9 – Stephenville (Spanish and English)
June 10 – Windthorst (English 9 a.m.; Spanish 1 p.m.)