Information and electronic technologies for animal production

A.Y. 2019/2020
8
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Provide students with the knowledge about the solutions and the exploitation of sustainable management of information and electronic technologies for animal production.
Expected learning outcomes
The knowledge provided to the students will enable them to evaluate the sustainability and the economic convenience of information and electronic technologies for animal production.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Components of a Information System: computer, sensors, trasducers,database software. IS and management. IS for farms, consortium and territorial organization

Relational databases. Cartography an GIS

Generality of Agricultural Mechanization and software for machinery choice.

Livestock management software

Electronic Animal Identification Systems: transponder FDX, HDX, rewritable; collars, ear tags, bolus, injectable tags; esperiences of utilization for different animals; mobile and fixed readers

GPS positioning; accurancy and precision; different receivers tipology performaces; data recording and trnsmission

Sensors for Chemical and Physical measurements. Enviromental, productive and operative process control by using sensors.

Machinery and plants Automation (tractors automatic guidance, farm buidings automatic internal climate regulation; Automatic Milking Systems; proactive animals managements; feeding plants automation; food processing automation)

Computers classroom

software for machinery choice and cost analysis
database and software for farm livestock management
database and software for agricultural an zootechnical consortium management
databse and software for pubblic bodies management


Visit to productive organization for:

see and verify electronic animal identification utilization in different livestock
see and verify GPS zoothecnical and machinery uses in differrent situations
see and verify automation and information technology utilization on farm and industrial plans
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
In addition to the class lessons, exercises and practices in lab and farms are part of the course program
Assessement methods and criteria
Oral exam
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 8
Practicals: 48 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Lazzari Massimo
Professor(s)