Dairy cows

Course Overview

In this module about dairy cows in Finland, there will be special focus on the Kyyttö cow race. Students will gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge and skills working with these cows.

Upon completion of this unit, a learner should be able to:

  • Look after, handle, feed and milk dairy cows. The Eastern Finncattle dairy cows (Kyyttö) as an example;
  • Describe specific characteristics of the Kyyttö breed;
  • Keep animal areas clean;
  • Recognize symptoms/signs of illness and/or stress when observing cows and their behaviour and seek help accordingly;
  • Use personal protective equipment and work safely.

Students can participate in the practical course at Kainuun ammattiopisto, Kajaani, Finland.

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