Dairy Herd Management Career Outlook

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WITC Dairy Herd Management Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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WITC Dairy Herd Management Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$24,000 - $66,555

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Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

Dairy business manager and farm worker at a dairy farm

Dairy Herd Manager

Dairy Herd Managers feed and care for cows in order to harvest meat or milk. They keep livestock in barns, pens and other farm buildings. These workers may also oversee the breeding of animals in order to maintain the appropriate herd or flock size.

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Farm Owner

Farm Owners own and operate mainly family-owned farms.The size of the farm determines which tasks farmers handle. Those who operate small farms or ranges may do all tasks, including harvesting and inspecting the land, growing crops, and raising animals. In addition, they keep records, service machinery and maintain buildings. By contrast, farmers who operate larger farms generally have employees who help with physical work. Farmers track technological improvements in animal breeding and seeds, choosing new products that might increase output. Many livestock and dairy farmers monitor and attend to the health of their herds, which may include assisting in births.

Additional opportunities include:

  • AI Technician 

  • DHIA Field Technician 

  • Feed and Nutrition Consultant

  • Herdsperson

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Dairy Herd Management technical diploma at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Dairy Herd Management program at WITC has articulation agreements with UW-Stout. 

The college listed above had developed a technical diploma to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Farm Advisor
  • Agriculture Education Instructor
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  • Agriculture Financial Agent
  • Nutritionist

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $48,963–$57,970

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The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 

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