Rural Buildings and facilities

A.Y. 2019/2020
12
Max ECTS
120
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/09 AGR/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with a systemic view of the design of buildings, plants and highly automated systems in livestock farms, traditional and modern ones, to give notions and forming skills about the structure, technologies and business features, environmental, ethological and social requirements of animal husbandry.
Expected learning outcomes
tudents will learn notions regarding the structures and systems related to livestock breeding, the knowledge of the design and plant features to meet the needs of animal and workers' health, welfare and safety in compliance with the environmental, ethological, social and business aspects and regulations.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Prerequisites for admission
The knowledge of basic concepts of mathematics and physics facilitates the study and learning path of the student.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Test method: written test
Test type and evaluation parameters: multiple choice questions and exercises aimed to assess the understanding of the teaching content and the knowledge acquired.
The exam marks will be expressed out of 30 and the final grade will take into account the accuracy of the answers and the resolution of the exercises.
Engineering and construction livestock
Course syllabus
LECTURES
- The needs of animals in terms of indoor environmental quality (temperature, relative humidity, pollutants, air velocity). Animal welfare and related rules.
-Environmental changes induced by the presence of animals and facilities for maintenance of the welfare conditions (insulation, ventilation, air treatment).
-Calculation of the ventilation rate in summer and winter, the thermal balance evaluation of livestock buildings.
-Buildings for beef and dairy cattle.
-The environmental requirements, prefab buildings and materials
· Buildings for pigs. Confined and outdoor husbandry, from farrowing to fattening compartment.
· Buildings for poultry.
-buildings for goats.
· The environmental impact of livestock-induced water, soil and air.
· The structures for waste storage, manure removal systems (BAT and traditional ones)

EXERCISE:
Development of the concept of structural design of livestock houses, for cattle, pigs and poultry. Calculation of ventilation rate, thermal needs (from insulation to cooling), farm size according to animals, tank and lagoon size according to animal load.
Teaching methods
Lectures and practice exercises.
Teaching Resources
The lessons will be available at :
[Web site]: http://acostapsz.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/home/Default.aspx

Teaching material:
R. Chiumenti - Costruzioni Rurali - Edizioni Edagricole
Ching Francis D.K. - Costruire per illustrazioni - Edizioni Calderini
Papers published on Genio Rurale, Suinicoltura, Informatore zootecnico, Avicoltura,
Informatore Agrario.
Machines and plants for farms
Course syllabus
This module aims to provide a general overview of the main machines and systems used in livestock farm.
Lectures (40 h):
Machines and systems for animal feeding. Machines and equipment for farm handling. Barn cleaning systems. Barn lighting systems. Mechanical and robotic milking. Milk cooling systems. Work safety in livestock farming. Operating cost and wearout of machines. Introduction to precision livestock farming.
Exercises (16 h):
Sizing and selection criteria of machines and systems (TMR-mixer wagon, milking and refrigeration systems). Analysis and calculation of fixed and variable costs of a machine.
Teaching methods
Lectures and practice exercises.
Teaching Resources
Teaching materials:
In electronic format, available at http://ftangorraumim.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/Home/default.aspx

Additional books:
Tecnologie e gestione degli impianti per le aziende zootecniche
A cura di Angela Calvo e Antonio Pazzona
Franco Angeli Editore, 2019 - ISBN 978-88-917-8948-8

Meccanica & Meccanizzazione dei processi produttivi agricoli
Massimo Lazzari, Fabrizio Mazzetto
Reda edizioni, 2016 - ISBN 978-88-836-1255-8
Engineering and construction livestock
AGR/10 - RURAL BUILDINGS AND AGRO - FOREST LAND PLANNING - University credits: 6
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Costa Annamaria
Machines and plants for farms
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
phone or e-mail appointment
Dept. VESPA building, second floor