Dairy Specialist

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Oakwood Dairy, LLC
O*Net Code
45-2093.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
51300
State
NY
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 28 total skills | 51300 total hours
Health and Safety - 1500 req. hrs
Safety Compliance.
500 hrs
Handling Hazardous Materials.
500 hrs
OSHA Safety Regulations.
500 hrs
Animal Handling - 1700 req. hrs
Safely handle animals in compliance with animal welfare standards and industry/farm related protocols.
200 hrs
Basic Equipment Operation - 2900 req. hrs
Setup, adjust, and troubleshoot equipment and machines.
300 hrs
Clean and sanitize milking and farm equipment according to regulations.
300 hrs
Operate farm equipment including but not limited to skidsteers and tractors.
300 hrs
Perform basic repair of equipment.
300 hrs
Herd/Calf Management - 32900 req. hrs
Assess/monitor animals for health and illness.
2500 hrs
Treat and care for treatment of sick of lame animals.
2500 hrs
Handle and restrain animals according to industry protocols.
2500 hrs
Feed animals based on life stage nutritional needs.
2500 hrs
Analyze herd production records and data to improve milk production and cow care.
2500 hrs
Maintain/improve herd health through best practice.
2500 hrs
Assist the veterinarian with herd health checks.
2500 hrs
Oversee vaccination protocols.
2500 hrs
Oversee animal care testing/protocols including blood draws, ketosis testing, genomic sampling, tagging, dehorning.
2500 hrs
Assist in the general care and maintenance of the animals as needed but not limited to cleaning, bedding, and feeding.
2500 hrs
Track weaning and feeding dates.
2500 hrs
Assess animal locomotion and hock scoring.
2500 hrs
Animal Reproduction - 51300 req. hrs
Monitor reproduction data.
2300 hrs
Artificially inseminate cows.
2300 hrs
Maintain estrous synchronization program.
2300 hrs
Train others in artificial insemination.
2300 hrs
Assist in calving.
2300 hrs
Manage fresh cows.
2300 hrs
Assess dry cow dates and treat dry cows.
2300 hrs
Assist with newborn calf care and colostrum management.
2300 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – MUST comply with Section 201-g of the Labor Law
# | 14 hrs
Proper animal handling and restraint
# | 14 hrs
Animal welfare
# | 14 hrs
Recommended OSHA 10 hour or 30 hour course
# | 14 hrs
General workplace safety
# | 14 hrs
Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
# | 14 hrs
Fall protection
# | 14 hrs
Ladder Safety
# | 14 hrs
Proper lifting techniques
# | 14 hrs
Right to Know/Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
# | 14 hrs
Annual hazard material communication training
# | 14 hrs
Fire extinguisher training
# | 14 hrs
Equipment safe operation practices
# | 14 hrs
Confined space training
# | 14 hrs
Safety around working machines
# | 14 hrs
Proper storage, handling, and administration of biological and chemical substances including government agency compliance
# | 14 hrs
Emergency response training
# | 14 hrs
Animal Health
Basic Nutrition Management
# | 24 hrs
Assess and select appropriateness of feeds
# | 24 hrs
Monitor and assess feeding quantities, including dry matter
# | 24 hrs
Maintain feed records and information
# | 24 hrs
Young stock management
# | 24 hrs
Biosecurity
# | 24 hrs
Assess animals for behaviors that indicate illness
# | 24 hrs
Monitor body condition of animals
# | 24 hrs
Hoof and hock assessment
# | 24 hrs
Follow protocols to properly tag, dehorn, blood test animals
# | 24 hrs
Establish and maintain vaccination protocols
# | 24 hrs
Food Safety
Follow cleaning and sanitizing protocols to manage the milk environment
# | 14 hrs
Manage milk quality
# | 14 hrs
Milk cows according to health and safety protocols
# | 14 hrs
Multi-Cultural Communications
Spanish or other foreign language (if applicable)
# | 8 hrs
Multi-cultural Awareness
# | 8 hrs
Reproduction Genetics
Basic anatomy and physiology
# | 14 hrs
Estrous cycles and synchronization programs
# | 14 hrs
Heat monitoring and evaluation
# | 14 hrs
Record Keeping
# | 14 hrs
Mechanical Skills
Basic Robotics
# | 14 hrs
Automation
# | 14 hrs
Basic mechanical repair
# | 14 hrs
Troubleshooting
# | 14 hrs
Equipment Operation: tractor, skidsteer operation
# | 14 hrs
Computer Skills
Basic networking
# | 14 hrs
Excel
# | 14 hrs
Data analysis
# | 14 hrs
Management Skills
Self-management and interpersonal skills
# | 14 hrs
Continuous improvement methods
# | 14 hrs
Professional etiquette/communication with the public
# | 14 hrs
Supervisory leadership
# | 14 hrs
Project management
# | 14 hrs
Business Skills
Farm business management including farm profitability
# | 14 hrs
Purchasing
# | 14 hrs
Inventory Management
# | 14 hrs
Other Workplace Skills
Problem solving and critical thinking
# | 8 hrs
Teamwork
# | 8 hrs
Sexual harassment prevention training
# | 8 hrs
Self-motivated
# | 8 hrs
Techniques in workplace efficiency/time management
# | 8 hrs
Effectively communicates with consumers about practice and protocols
# | 8 hrs
Animal industry knowledge and awareness training
# | 8 hrs