Course: Sheep and Goat Breeding

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Course title Sheep and Goat Breeding
Course code KZVE/OVAKO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Poborská Anna, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: Significance, current problems and perspectives of sheep rearing, growth and mutton production, reproduction of ewes, detection and synchronization of oestrus, insemination and fertility of herds, the most important sheep breeds of world and in the Czech Republic, systems of breeding, breeding programs, organization and economics in sheep rearing, breeds and purpose of goats, marketing products of sheep and goat. Content of practices: Wool production, wool properties and sorting, milk production, sheep milk and composition, milking, sheep milk processing, breeds of sheep and their classification, techniques of sheep rearing, rearing of lambs, rearing of breeding ewe-lambs and ram-lambs, feeding of lambs, pasture, the technology of sheep breeding, breeding and nutrition of goats, health and veterinary problems in herds.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Excursion, Practical training
  • Class attendance - 40 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Teaching is focused mainly on the characteristics of breeds and the main purpose of sheep and goats, problems of fertility, techniques of sheep and goat breeding, including current health and veterinary problems.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills for sheep and goat breeders or zootechnical work in sheep or goat breeding.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of morphology, physiology, nutrition and genetics farm animals.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Seminar work

Active attendance at seminars and field seminars.
Recommended literature
  • Fantová, M. a kol.:. Chov koz, Brázda, Praha, 2000.. ISBN 80-209-0290-2.
  • Jerochin, A.I.:. Razveděnje ovjec i koz, EKSMO - Press, Moskava, 2000.. ISBN 5-04006682-1.
  • Parker, R. The Sheep Book. USA Ohio University Press 2002, 320 s.. ISBN 0-8040-1032-3.
  • Vejčík, A.:. Teorie a praxe v chovu ovcí. Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, 2007, 72 s.. ISBN 978-80-7394-007-2.


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): Animal husbandry (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter