Dairy Herd Management Career Outlook

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WITC Dairy Herd Management Graduate Survey Responses 2017-2018

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WITC Dairy Herd Management Graduate Survey Responses 2017-2018

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$29,118 - $50,956

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WITC Dairy Herd Management Graduate Survey Responses 2017-2018 




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

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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. 

Hear From Graduates

"This program offered not only the skills I needed in the barn, but also the financial skills I need to run the farm as a business. Because of the opportunities that I had while I was in school, I am able to take just about any situation, analyze it and make the right decision for the farm." 

Justin Schaffer, Dairy Herd Management Graduate


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