Course: Poultry Breeding

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Course title Poultry Breeding
Course code KZVE/DRUB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kernerová Naděžda, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
The importance of poultry breeding. Laying and its characteristics. Breeding of poultry, basics of hatching, embryonic development, principles of poultry sexing. Physical characteristics and technological value of eating eggs. Biological value and evaluation of hatching eggs. Poultry slaughter performance. Growth in relation to carcass yield. Feathers, its characteristics and use. Production of poultry droppings. Breeds and productive types of fowl, turkeys, ducks, Muscovy duck and geese. Technological process of egg production. Technological processes of rearing, breeding and fattening of broiler-type hens, turkeys, ducks, Muscovy duck and geese. Basics of non-traditional poultry breeding (Japanese quail, pearl, ostrich). Basics of poultry breeding. Testing and evaluation of poultry performance (performance test).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Excursion
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 40 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 52 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will become acquainted with performance characteristics, breeding techniques of individual poultry breeds and categories in different types and breeding work of poultry
Extensive professional and systematic knowledge in the field of poultry breeding. Knowledge of current trends in poultry breeding.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of physiology, reproduction, genetics and nutrition in poultry.

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

Active attendance at seminars. Writing of seminar paper.
Recommended literature
  • Ledvinka, Z. et al. Chov drůbeže I. Praha: ČZU, 2011. ISBN 978-80-213-2164-9.
  • Leeson, S., Summers, J.D. Broiler breeder production. Nottingham: Nottingham University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1904761-79-2.
  • Skřivan, M. et al. Drůbežnictví 2000. Praha: Agrospoj, 2000. ISBN 80-239-4225-5.
  • Tuláček, F. Chov hrabavé drůbeže. Praha: Brázda, 2002. ISBN 80-209-0309-7.
  • Václavovský, J. et al. Chov drůbeže. Č. Budějovice: ZF JU, 2000. ISBN 80-7040-446-9.
  • Výmola, J. et al. Drůbež na farmách a v drobném chovu. Praha: APROS, 1994. ISBN 80-901100-4-5.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Animal husbandry (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer