Advanced Course on Dairy Nutrition

Learn to formulate your own ration for dairy animals. Learn from the experts.

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When it comes to feeding dairy animals a common question asked is what feed and fodder is to be provided and in what quantities. When you provide the required nutrients as per the body weight and milk production levels of the animals, you get increased milk production at optimum costs. In this advanced course on dairy nutrition you will learn how to create balanced rations for different stages of a dairy animals life.

How is this advanced course on dairy nutrition different from the basic course on nutrition, you may ask. While the basic course on nutrition deals with several areas on nutrition and gives you the thumb rules to feed dairy animals, this advanced course teaches you how to calculate and create diet formulations for dairy animals. What this means is that if you have different kinds of feed, fodder and mineral mixtures, this course will teach you to find out how much of each ingredient will be needed to feed dairy animals as per their age, body weight and stage of lactation.

This course dives deep into the constituents of feed and fodder such as energy, proteins, neuter detergent fiber (NDF), mineral etc and teaches you how to find out the nutrient requirements of dairy animals in different stages. Knowing this, and the nutrients present in feed and fodder available, you will be able to formulate the exact quantities of fodder, minerals and additives required.

At Teplu we have created this first of its kind online course on nutrition which teaches how to create dairy diet formulations. Some of the top minds in dairy nutrition have contributed to the making of this course. In line with our principles of creating content which is simple to understand, we have created this course so that you can create diet formulations on your own. Happy Learning.

Meet your Instructor


Dr.K.S.Ramachandra is a renowned animal nutritionist with vast experience as a researcher, planner and policy implementation expert. He did his post-graduation in animal husbandry from Allahabad Agricultural Institute and holds doctorate degree in Animal Nutrition from the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal. He has worked as a scientist with ICAR at Indian Grassland and Fodder research Institute and in the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology.

He has held several important positions and has contributed significantly in the discipline of animal nutrition, especially in the area of livestock feed resources. As a Technical Expert in the rank of Additional Secretary to Government of India, he has advised Central Ministries and State governments for integrated and holistic development in rainfed areas of the country, especially for dairy and animal husbandry development. As an Executive Member of Indian Dairy Association, he has made significant contribution to growth and development of Indian Dairy sector.

What will you learn in this course?

View this short video to know about the learning objectives of this course

How can this course help you?

Whether you have your own dairy farm or are employed in a dairy farm this course will help you in many ways. Many successful farms employ the services of people who are proficient in creating dietary formulations for dairy farms. This course will help you in creating a foundation for you to succeed in creating such formulations

Feed and fodder costs comprise over 65% to 70% of the total costs in a dairy farm. By learning how to find out the diet requirements of dairy animals as per their age and stage of lactation, you will be able to provide them the exact quantity of feed and fodder. In the process you will be able to improve milk production and optimize your feed and fodder costs.

At times the same kind of feed and fodder may not be available in your farm. This course will help you in understanding the alternative sources of fodder that you can use in your farm. You will be able to calculate the nutrients that can be obtained from such feed and fodder. Some kinds of fodder may also be harmful for dairy animals if fed at an improper stage of their growth. You will learn how to avoid such risks.

With proper nutrition, the immunity levels of animals improve and you will be able to ward off many diseases from your farm. This course will equip you with scientific knowledge on dairy nutrition that will improve the health of your animals. With this knowledge and your experience at the farm you will be able to create diet formualtions for different categories of dairy animals successfully.

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Course Curriculum

  Advanced Course on Dairy Nutrition
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After purchasing this course you will get:

Instant access to over 100 minutes of video content

Chart of Nutrients for different types of fodder

Diet formulation samples for different animals

Support of experts for one year

Lactation Cycle of dairy animals

After Completing this Advanced Course on Dairy Nutrition you should be able to:

Understand the parameters required for selecting feed and fodder

Find out levels of crude protein, NDF and ADF in feed and fodder

Create diet formulation using locally available resources for:

New born calves to weaning stage

Heifers upto breeding age

Dairy animals when they start producing milk

Milking animals in early lactation stage

Dairy animals in the mid and late stages of lactation

Dry animals in Far-off and Close-up stages and

Feed TMR to dairy animals

Teplu Incubation

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you enroll and ends after one year! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish within this period.
How long do I have access to the course?
One year. After enrolling, you have access to this course and support for one year - across any and all devices you own.
Can I interact with the instructor ?
We would want you to make the best out of this course. You can always interact with the instructor through the comments section after each video. The instructor will respond to all your queries on the course.
What if I have other queries?
As a course user, you will always have our support at all times. You can write to us at [email protected] for any query that you may have. We will respond to you at the earliest possible.
For whom is this course applicable ? Do I need some qualifications to get this course?
This course is intended to benefit dairy farmers, students, professionals, entrepreneurs who want to set up new dairy farms or improve their existing dairy farms. Our technology platform can be used by institutions such as NGOs, companies and others for large scale training and development. You don't need to have any qualifications to be eligible for this online course. In fact our video based courses are designed with such simplicity that any person can learn and implement scientific processes in the farm.