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    University Diploma

    Ruminant Nutrition

    Programme of study

    The course is composed of four modules, each delivered in flexible blocks of between 1-5 days length. In addition to formal lectures, the programme will be composed of tutorials, laboratory practicals, farm and feed mill visits. Extensive use of the range of resources at Harper Adams will support these sessions. Topics covered include ration formulation; grazing and forage management; dry cow management; nutritional effects on milk quality, fertility and health; and suckler cow and ewe nutrition.  

    Why should you apply?

    Underpinning commercial activity with this Diploma will demonstrate your commitment to the animal feed industry. Learning occurs in all aspects of our daily lives, so why not take the opportunity to gain a Higher Education qualification for it?

    Who can benefit?

    Those individuals working in technical, sales or advisory positions within the ruminant feed industry.

    What do you gain on completion?

    On successful completion of this course, you will have an invaluable combination of qualifications to match your existing industrial experience that will set you aside from others. In addition, you will be able to conduct your role more effectively, efficiently and competitively.


    To apply please complete and submit the application form below. Applications should be made to

    Please note: Our next intake for the DipRN is January 2025


    • Module 1: £900 (Early Bird rate: £800 for Module 1 only for applications before 1st September 2024)
    • Module 2: £900
    • Module 3: £900
    • Module 4: £900

    What will I study?

    The course is split into four modules:

    Module title Credit Value  
    Ruminant Animal and Feed Production (level 4) 15
    Ruminant Feeds and Nutrient Supply (level 5) 15
    Rationing and Feeding Systems (level 5) 15
    Developments in Feeds and Feeding (level 5) 15


    For further information, course dates, and to book, please contact:

    Business Development Office
    AC2 Aspire Centre
    Harper Adams University
    Shropshire TF10 8NB
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 81 5042

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