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Dairy Farm Program

 Dairy Farm Program Details

As an exchange visitor on the CAEP dairy program you will get the opportunity to be involved in a modern dairy operation. The program can include; milking, feeding, cleaning, and record keeping, harvesting forage and grain, treatment of sick animals, and waste disposal/sanitation. You may also have the chance to be involved with the hosts breeding and nutrition program as well. Dairy set-ups have either a tie-stall/stanchion barn or a free stall and parlor set-up.

This program can include:

  • Operation-milking
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Record keeping
  • Harvesting forage and grain
  • Treatment of sick animals
  • Waste disposal/sanitation

Program Availability:



Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Care and feeding of dairy cattle
  • Ration balancing
  • Pasture management
  • Herd health management
  • Herd reproductive management
  • Marketing of crops, livestock and livestock products
  • Operation of farm machinery and on-road vehicles
  • Seed, fertilizer, and crop protection decisions
  • Harvesting and drying crops
  • Financial management including computer income and expense records, depreciation and capital purchases and sales
  • Exposure to the American way of life and business

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience.

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