Course: Farm Animal Breeding

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Course title Farm Animal Breeding
Course code KZVE/CHHZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Civišová Hana, Ing.
  • Kernerová Naděžda, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Beran Jan, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Tejml Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Kučera Josef, Ing. et Ing.
  • Poborská Anna, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Importance of cattle breeding, production types, common breeds. Milk and meat performance and fertility. Technology of cattle breeding. Breeding of cows without commercial production of milk. Characteristics of current status of pork meat. Performance characteristics in pigs. Breeds and utility types of pigs. Selection and hybridization programmes. Techniques and technology of rearing and breeding of individual categories. Technological systems in pig feeding. Poultry production principles. Characterization of individual poultry species and types. Reproduction, egg laying and its characteristics. Growing and fattening capacities. Egg and meat production. Feather production. Breeds and performance characteristics of sheep. Techniques of rearing, health and veterinary issues. Breeds and performance characteristics in goats. Techniques of goat rearing. Technology of horse breeding and their breeding. Horse riding, horse racing and hipotourism. Rabbit breeding current status and yield properties. Breeding work, technology of rearing and fattening. Nutria and chinchilla breeding, importance and perspectives.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Excursion
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 12 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject includes information about all types of farm animals and provides students with opportunity to learn about breeding and how to evaluate the performance of farm animals. The objective of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of animal husbandry which forms the basis of each agricultural firm.
Theoretical principles and practical skills for the work of technical worker in livestock production.
Prerequisites
Standard knowledge of physiology, genetics and animal nutrition.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Seminar work, Interim evaluation

Active attendance at seminars. Writing of seminar paper.
Recommended literature
  • Bouška, J. et al. Chov dojeného skotu. Praha: Profi Press, 2006. ISBN 80-86726-16-9.
  • Fantová, M. et al. Chov koz. Praha: Brázda, 2005. ISBN 978-80-209-0377-8.
  • Frelich, J. et al. Chov hospodářských zvířat I. Č. Budějovice: ZF JU, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7394-298-4.
  • Ledvinka, Z. et al. Vybrané kapitoly z chovu drůbeže. Praha: ČZU, 2008. ISBN 978-978-80-213-18.
  • Maršálek, M. Chov koní: popis, posuzování, šlechtění. Č. Budějovice: ZF JU, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7394-101-7.
  • Matoušek, V. et al. Chov hospodářských zvířat II. Č. Budějovice: ZF JU, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7394-392-9.
  • Pulkrábek, J. et al. Chov prasat. Praha: Profi Press, 2005. ISBN 80-86726-11-8.
  • Skřivan, M. et al. Chov králíků a kožešinových zvířat. Praha: ČZU AF, 2002. ISBN 978-80-213-0955-5.
  • Stupka, R. et al. Chov zvířat. Praha: PowerPrint, 2010. ISBN 978-80-87415-08-5.
  • Vejčík, A. Teorie a praxe v chovu ovcí. Č. Budějovice: ZF JU, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7394-007-2.
  • Zahrádková, R. et al. Masný skot od A do Z. Praha: ČSCHS, 2009. ISBN 978-80-254-4229-6.


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