Livestock management provides instruction on the various phases of selection, breeding, herd health, raising of replacement stock, and marketing livestock and livestock products. It includes the selection, operation, and maintenance of milking, feed, ventilation, manure handling, equipment and farm buildings. In addition, the livestock program will be managed through use of the farm business analysis. Students will learn to create a long term equipment and facility maintenance/replacement plan, determine cost of ownership for farm buildings and equipment and formulate standard operating procedures for livestock. The class will also investigate emerging trends including new technology, industry regulations, consumer trends, and public policy. All classes in the Farm Business and Production management program include instruction on financial analysis and management of the farming operation.