Calf Rearing Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks



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Learn to manage calves and calving successfully in this calf rearing online course

  • Study the rearing and selection of calves.
  • Improve your ability to rear calves.
  • Improve your job prospects with improved knowledge.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.

This calf rearing online course will develop your skills in managing the rearing of calves for different agricultural purposes.  You will learn all aspects of calf rearing including calf selection, birth, calf diseases, rearing systems, calf housing, weaning and post-weaning as well as learning to select calves for specific purposes (e.g. dairy, beef, breeding) and rear them to that end, identifying and dealing with health and other problems that may occur along the way.

Why study calf rearing online?

  • 100 hours study
  • Online, self-paced
  • Flexible payment plans (interest free)
  • Great student support
  • Understanding and enthusiastic tutors

You will learn:

  • Select calves for specified purposes, including dairy stock, and breeding stock.
  • Explain the methods of managing calving operations on a farm.
  • Explain the diagnosis of common health problems which may occur in calves.
  • Explain different techniques of calf rearing.
  • Explain the housing requirements of calves in an animal production situation.
  • Explain the procedures for weaning calves in an commercial situation.
  • Explain the post-weaning requirements of calves, in a commercial situation.



Your Tutor

Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin Haasbroek

Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.

During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.