Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding

A.Y. 2021/2022
3
Max ECTS
32
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
To analyze th eoratical aspects of nutrition and management of the beef and dairy's farming, with a practical approach, identifying the critical points and the corrective actions in order to elevate animal performance and welfare.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students will have to be able to identify, once they have entered a breeding reality, the main critical points present and, if required, they will have to be able to impotivate improvement solutions.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
To analyze th eoratical aspects of nutrition and management of the beef and dairy's farming, with a practical approach, identifying the critical points and the corrective actions in order to elevate animal performance and welfare.At the end of the course the students will have to be able to identify, once they have entered a breeding reality, the main critical points present and, if required, they will have to be able to impotivate improvement solutions.
Course syllabus
Frontal teaching
Practical analysis of the critical points of the production process (2 hours)
How do you identify the critical points and what are the methods of approach in the farm to plan their effective management (4 hours)
Specific management and nutritional strategies for the stress phases of beef cattle (adaptation) and dairy cattle (transition) (4 hours)
How to behave for a correct interaction with animals (2 hours)
Practical use of tools to monitor the response of animals to management and nutritional approaches: from the check list for the assessment of well-being to the sieving of diet and feces) (4 hours)

Exercises
Practical aspects of interaction with animals and their handling (4 hours)
Practical aspects of rationing (4)
Example of counseling in a beef cattle farm (4 hours)
Example of counseling in a dairy herd (4 hours)
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
Slide and article provided during the course
Teaching Resources
Slide and articles provided during the course
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours