The DairyComp305 course starts July 19, 2010 and ends September 27, 2010. Registration deadline is July 12, 2010.It is a self-paced, online, state-of-the-art distance education program that includes eight continuing education units; eight ARPAS. The $160 course fee covers all online materials – additional materials are optional based on personal preferences for printed or CD versions.

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the introduction of the newly revised, online, self-paced, introductory course for DairyComp305. The first in a series of courses, over 1,000 past learners of this herd management tool helped perfect this newest eight-unit intro class.

Whether your herd practice is large or small, whether you are a producer or a medical practitioner, or a bovine-focused professional, this continuing education course is practical, hands-on, and available to you 24 hours a day. If you want to learn the DairyComp305 software for career progression, improved dairy management, enhanced evaluation of dairy herds, or just want to experience how this herd management tool works, this is the most comprehensive and easy-to-follow method available. Developed by Dr. Paul Rapnicki in collaboration with Valley Agricultural Software, this online course is the resource for DairyComp305 proficiency.

Visit and before registering online, view a short video from University of Minnesota instructor, Paul Rapnicki, DVM, MBA, as he describes the course. You can also read about each unit in this introductory course. A “Frequently Asked Questions” section is available on the right hand navigation.

Advanced DairyComp 305 will be offered online this fall, check back on the website for more information.