Ruminant animal production systems

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
56
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/19
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide both theoretical and
applied knowledge about husbandry techniques of dairy
and beef ruminants (cattle, sheep, goat) in particular for
intensive farm system.
Expected learning outcomes
skills and tools for technical assessment of different cattle
and goat production systems in order to manage farms as
a technician or consultant.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Dairy cattle breeding: breeding of young animals; dairy cattle welfare; automation and computerization of the farm; profitability and environmental sustainability of dairy and beef cattle breeding. Beef cattle breeding: white meat calf farming; stock breeding and calf production; breeding according to the cow-calf line; health and welfare of beef cattle; Breeding of dairy and beef cattle with organic methods.
Prerequisites for admission
animal science
Teaching methods
lectures, data analysis and farm visits
Bibliography
slides from lectures and papers
Assessement methods and criteria
oral examination
Unit 1
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Zucali Maddalena
Unit 2
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 2
Field activity: 16 hours
Lessons: 8 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
by appointment
Dipartimento di Scienze Animali - Sezione di Zootecnica Agraria - Facoltà di Agraria - Via Celoria 2