Healthy Herd

Jane Jordan · March 12, 2021

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key components of ruminant nutrition and explain how diverse pastures contribute to meeting cattle nutritional requirements.
  • Describe at least two examples of infectious disease prevention and treatment.
  • Explain potential management of at least two key pests, including tradeoffs in soil health for synthetic treatments.
  • Define “genotype” and “phenotype.”
  • Identify at least two desirable phenotypic traits for grazing cattle.


Grazing livestock often have fewer health issues than livestock in feedlots. While many health issues are reduced with well-managed grazing practices, maintaining a healthy herd still requires a mix of meeting the herd’s nutritional requirements, preventing and managing infectious diseases and pests, and selecting genetics that are well-suited for adaptive grazing.

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Jane Jordan

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 11 Topics
  • 1 Quiz