Farming in the Alps

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
This course foresees to explain the zootechnical system in
the Alps on the main sheep, goat and cattle breeds
reared, the number of subjects and livestock production.
A particular attention will be paid to the various types of
farming and the different techniques used for grazing. The
course also provides an exit teaching in the area.
Expected learning outcomes
The main cattle breeds in the Alpine region, indigenous
and cosmopolitan, dairy breeds, and dual production
breeds. The main goat breeds reared in the same
geographical area. The lowland pasture, hills and
mountains, the pasture and the transformation of milk in
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
At the moment the course will take place with alternating face-to-face and remote lessons. Educational outings will be in attendance.
Course syllabus
The mountain system Farming tradition in the mountains Sustainable Alpicolture The pasture and the problems attached Pasture and cheese making on the Alpe The structures of the Alpe Characteristics of autochthonous cattle breeds:Valdostana Pezzata Nera e Pezzata Rossa Grigio Alpina Rendena. Breeds cosmopolite to twofold attitude: Bruna Alpina Pezzata Rossa Italiana. Breeding of small ruminantes:Sheep breeding: razza Bergamasca. Goat breeding: Bionda dell¿Adamello, Camosciata delle Alpi, Frontalasca, Orobica, Nera di Verzasca e SaanenPig breeding in upland areas: black pig brees. Horses,mules and shepherd dogs.
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
The course includes lectures, a classroom exercise for the recognition of cattle breeds and two educational outings.
Teaching Resources
The material consists of slides which are distributed during the course.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final test consists of an oral interview in order to verify the skills acquired
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 4
Field activity: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Zannotti Michele