Equipment, plants and machinery for livestock production

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/09 AGR/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to: provide the skills related to the aspects of mechanization for livestock husbandry including systems at high automation level; study the operating principles of machines and plants; evaluate their performances and limitations of use, also from the safety point of view.
With regard to the structures for livestock breeding, the course aims to provide knowledge about the structures supporting the animal housing, with particular reference to milking parlors, storages for forage and livestock feed.

The course also aims to provide knowledge and design elements to deal with the problems of agricultural waste management from the point of view of structures and plant engineering, with particular reference to the management of livestock manure in protecting the environment and technologies and processes for its agronomic treatment and enhancement.
Expected learning outcomes
Ability to define and critically choose automatic milking and feeding systems. To perform performance and energetic analysis on machines and plants for the livestock farm. To acquire the capability to dimension and design milk storage and cooling systems. To define the most important criteria about safety for designing and using machines and plants for livestock husbandry.

Critical evaluation of the requirements of the structures of livestock farms supporting production and criteria for their sizing in relation to farm needs.

Design and functional criteria of structures and facilities for the management of agricultural wastes. Calculation and simulation tools to support the correct management and treatment of livestock effluents for environmental protection.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Gestione dei reflui zootecnici
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 0
AGR/10 - RURAL BUILDINGS AND AGRO - FOREST LAND PLANNING - University credits: 0
Field activity: 4 hours
Practicals: 12 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Meccanizzazione degli allevamenti zootecnici
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 0
AGR/10 - RURAL BUILDINGS AND AGRO - FOREST LAND PLANNING - University credits: 0
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 8 hours
Professor: Calcante Aldo
Strutture per gli allevamenti zootecnici
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 0
AGR/10 - RURAL BUILDINGS AND AGRO - FOREST LAND PLANNING - University credits: 0
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 8 hours
Professor: Riva Elisabetta
Professor(s)
Reception:
By appointment only
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Agricultural Engineering area
Reception:
on demand previuos contact by email
Dept. Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Agricultural Engineering Building n. 10 - Farm Structures and Environment group