Increasingly, our graduates are placed in careers that require them to confront a complexity of systems issues. The requisite knowledge for successful graduates is accomplished by providing holistic learning opportunities directly at the Center in multidisciplinary, hands-on settings, where students not only learn the disciplines, but gain true understanding of the important interactions among them. This also offers students learning prospects in responsibility, communication, teamwork, and leadership. Annually, more than 400 students utilize the Center or its cattle.
Courses Utilizing the Center
ANS 110 Introductory Animal Agriculture
History of animal agriculture and its relationship to human needs, production systems, marketing, and environmental considerations. Current goals of and limitations affecting U.S. farm animal production.
ANS 122A Feedlot Clerkship
Clerkship to gain hands-on skills in the management of a working feedlot. Feeding cattle, feed storage, manure management, health programs, evaluation and selection of cattle, facilities maintenance, marketing fed cattle.
ANS 122B Beef Cow Calf Clerkship
Clerkship to gain hands-on skills in the management of a working cow-calf farm. Feeding, reproduction, genetics, and selection, facilities maintenance, exhibiting cattle for sale and daily management skills.
ANS 200A Introductory Judging of Livestock(1)/Carcasses(2)
Evaluation of functional conformation of beef cattle, sheep and swine and their carcasses. Preparation for intercollegiate competition.
ANS 201L Animal Products Laboratory
Processing and evaluation of meat, milk and egg products.
ANS 211 Animal and Product Evaluation
Evaluation of breeding stock, market animals and carcasses. Performance records and structural correctness of breeding animals. Quality grading, yield grading and pricing of market animals and carcasses.
ANS 222 Introductory Beef Cattle Management
Management practices and systems for beef herds. Feed requirements, reproduction, breeding, performance testing, housing, and diseases. Costs and returns
ANS 300A Advanced Livestock(1)/Meats(2) Judging
Evaluation of conformation and performance records of beef cattle, swine and sheep. Represent MSU in intercollegiate competition.
ANS 305 Applied Animal Welfare
Techniques for assessing health and welfare of domestic animals based on their behavior.
ANS 490a Reproductive Technologies in Cattle
Independent study in reproductive technologies in cattle.
CSS 201 Forage Crops
Forage crop production, management, and utilization; crop identification; soil fertilization; planting and harvesting of grasses and legumes.
LCS 610 Clinical Problems in Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Advanced clinical training in a problem related to large animal clinical sciences.
LCS 616 Large Animal Medicine & Surgery
Diagnosis and management of individual medical and surgical cases, as part of a veterinary patient care team
LCS 632 Adv. Food Animal Medical & Surgical Clerkship
Principles of diagnostic treatment and prevention of diseases in food animals. Self-directed and in-depth on-farm experience.
LCS 679 Food Animal Production Medicine I
Entry-level principles of production medicine as applied to food animal practice.
VM 511 Clinical Competencies I
Introduction to history taking, physical examination, and techniques associated with examination of various species.
VM 547 Respiratory Diseases
Respiratory diseases of domestic animals. Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment.