DASC 202. Dairying. (2-2) Credit 3. II
Instructor: Dr. Mike Tomaszewski
Survey of dairy industry; dairy breeds, standards for selection and culling, herd replacements, feeding, management, physiology and health maintenance; food value of milk, tests for composition and quality, use and processing of market milk and dairy products.
DASC 204. Modern Dairy Cattle Appraisal. (0-2) Credit 1. I
Appraisal of modern dairy cattle using pedigrees, production records and live animal evaluation; selection of breeding and producing animals for the most economical production of milk; procedures and techniques for merchandising cattle.
Prerequisite: Sophomore classification.
DASC 312. Food Chemistry. (3-0) Credit 3. II
The fundamental and relevant chemistry and functionality of the major food constituents (water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, phytochemical nutraceuticals) and study of food emulsion systems, acids, enzymes, gels, colors, flavors, and toxins.
Prerequisites: CHEM 222 or 228 or approval of department head. Cross-listed with FSTC 312.
DASC 313. Food Chemistry Laboratory. (0-3) Credit 1. II
Laboratory exercises investigating specific molecules, such as food acids, enzymes, pigments and flavors, and chemical interactions in foods, such as oxidation reactions, emulsion systems, and functional properties from a fundamental chemistry rather than an analytical perspective.
Prerequisite: CHEM 228 or 242. Cross-listed with FSTC 314.
DASC 314. Food Analysis. (1-4) Credit 3. I
Selected standard methods for assay of food components; principles and methodology of both classical and instrumental techniques for food analysis.
Prerequisite: CHEM 238 or 242. Cross-listed with FSTC 314.
DASC 326. Food Bacteriology. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S
Microbiology of human foods and accessory substances; raw and processed foods; physical, chemical and biological phases of spoilage; standard industry techniques of inspection and control.
Prerequisite: MICR 206 or approval of department head. Cross-listed with FSTC 326.
DASC 327. Food Bacteriology. (0-3) Credit 1. I, II, S
Laboratory to accompany DASC 326. Cross-listed with FSTC 327.
DASC 330. Dairy & Food Technology. (3-3) Credit 4. I
Principles and practices involved in processing of milk into market milk, butter, cheese and cheese foods; fundamental principles of these processes as related to their design and control.
Prerequisite: DASC 202. Cross-listed with FSTC 330.
DASC 331. Dairy & Food Technology. (3-3) Credit 4. I
Manufacture of frozen, freeze-dehydrated, concentrated and dehydrated dairy foods; fundamental aspects of freezing, concentration and dehydration of foods.
Prerequisite: DASC 330. Cross-listed with FSTC 331.
DASC 400. Animal Science Industry Studies. Credit 1 to 3. I, II, S
Organized instruction based on well-planned visits to selected industry operations which produce, process or market animal and dairy products, or produce and market supplies and materials to support animal industries; acquaint students with such operations, to reinforce campus based instruction and to acquaint prospective employers with Texas A&M students. Field trips will normally be made during holidays or between sessions for which departmental fees may be assessed to cover costs.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor organizing study tour; 2.0 GPR in major and overall. Cross-listed with ANSC 400.
DASC 418. Feeding & Management of Dairy Cattle. (3-2) Credit 4. II
Instructor: Dr. Mike Tomaszewski
Dairy farm management; feeding and care of the dairy herd; raising calves for dairy replacements and for beef; developing dairy heifers; care of dry and fresh cows; optimum return rations for milk production; disease control; forage handling and storage; buildings and related topics.
Prerequisites: ANSC 318; DASC 202; DASC 400 also be taken concurrently or with approval of instructor.
DASC 485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S
Special problems in dairy production or dairy manufacturing.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; written approval of professor supervising the activity; 2.0 GPR in major and overall.
ANSC/DASC 489. Physiology of Lactation. Credit 3. I
The biology of lactation of domestic animals with the ultimate goal of optimizing lactation performance by maximizing the control of variables that influence lactation performance as well as the use of novel technologies that are or may be available in the future. The focus will be to on the dairy cow, with lactation in beef cows, sheep/goats. pigs and the mare covered depending upon interest of the class. The following areas will be included: anatomy and development of the mammary gland, milk composition and synthesis, development of the mammary gland function, milk removal, mammary gland health/anomalies and comparative strategies/management of lactation.
DASC 489. Herd Management & Breeding. Credit 3. II
Instructor: Dr. Glenn Holub
Evaluation of dairy operations using production and economic decision tools to enhance on farm profitability. Basic genetic concepts are reviewed in light of dairy sire evaluation.