Semester: 6 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 15 hours
Field of study: Veterinary Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Before taking part in „Technology in animal production” a student should be after courses: animal breeding, animal nutrition, animal hygiene, ethology.
Contact person: dr hab. Anna Rząsa, prof. nadzw.
Short description: The aim of the study is presentation of large scale animal production specificity. Characteristic of different species industry farms. Ways of estimation of different technologies used at farms and some modernization resolutions there. Presentation of animal production organization in different objects. Stock structure and timetable.
Full description: Animal production meaning and course of action. Characteristic of industry farms Organisation of animal production. Detailed technology in pigs production: farrowings- farrow pens, piglets rearing, nursery, fattenings, organisation of production sectors, reproduction. Detailed technology in cattle production: stall and freestall barns, with and without straw, calf and heifers maintenance, mechanical milking. Mating and farrowing/calving schedule in farms with pigs or cattle. Production schedule at pig farm. Production schedule at cattle farm Poultry production. Ecological trends and organization of animal production.
Bibliography: 1. Gordon I.: Reproductive technologies in farm animals. CABI publishing 2004 2. Academical books about livestock animals breeding 3. www pages
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: - describe different maintenance and animals’ nutrition systems - explain large scale animal production specificity - point the current trends in animals maintenance - propose and plan new modernize solutions in farm buildings Skills: - plan animals’ production in different farms - plan cattle and pigs farms depending on different technologies and work schedule in different production sectors - integrate the knowledge from different disciplines Social competences: - cooperate with stockman - evaluate economical effects technologies used at farm
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Final assessment is calculated from: presence (allowed absence on lectures - 3, on classes - 1) and weighted average from: a prepared paper (weight 4), orall presentation (weight 3), project (weight 5) and quiz (weight 2).

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