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Registration Open for Online DairyCOMP Courses

Registration Open for Online DairyCOMP Courses

Get trained in using this popular dairy management software.

Register now for one of three online DairyCOMP 305 Courses.

Registration ends Monday, October 3.

Courses start Monday, October 17 and end Monday, December 12. 

Developed by Paul Rapnicki, DVM, MBA, University of Minnesota, in collaboration with Valley Agricultural Software, these online courses are the best resource for DairyCOMP305 proficiency.

Courses are:

-Introduction to DairyCOMP305: Basic Level 1 Course

8 CE credits from the University of Minnesota or 8 CEU's from ARPAS

This eight-unit, self-paced introductory course requires no previous DairyCOMP 305 experience. At the end of this course you will be able to navigate the DairyCOMP305 software after having worked through a customized hands-on demonstration version.

-DairyCOMP305 BREDSUM: Level 2 Course

4 CE credits from the University of Minnesota or 4 CEU's from ARPAS

The four-unit, self-paced course is designed to help you comprehend the DC305 mechanics of running the BREDSUM command, as well as the information provided in various BREDSUM reports. You will examine the BREDSUM report format and cover in detail the most commonly used BREDSUM options. 

-DairyCOMP205 Somatic Cell Count: Level 2 Course

4 CE credits from the University of Minnesota or 4 CEU's from ARPAS

This four-unit, self-paced course exposes you to the countless Somatic Cell Count report options of DairyCOMP 305. Evaluating SCC data is an excellent approach to assessing the milk quality and mastitis control program of a dairy herd. During the course, you will practice creating SCC reports using a DEMO version of the DairyCOMP 305 software program. At the end of the course, you will have increased your ability to create DC305 reports using SCC data provided by a Dairy Herd Improvement Association and downloaded into a DC305 cowfile.

Users might want to consider purchasing the "online-only" version of these three courses to get the best value at the lowest cost. All information on the optional CDs and the optional printed books is identical to the online version which you can print from your screen when desired.

For all information about these three courses, the modules, the length of the course, the fee structures, please go to  and click on the photo under the DC305 header.

Or, contract Paul Rapnicki via email:; or direct questions on Registration/Administration to:

Veterinary Continuing Education Office

1365 Gortner Avenue

450 Veterinary Medical Center

St. Paul, Minnesota 55108-1016

Telephone: 800.380.8636 or 612.624.3434

Fax: 612.625.5755


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