Course: Pig Breeding

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Course title Pig Breeding
Course code KZVE/PRAS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kučera Josef, Ing. et Ing.
  • Matoušek Václav, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Kernerová Naděžda, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic characteristics of pork meat commodity. Pig breeding in the Czech Republic and worldwide. Breeding and utility type, constitution types, temperament and condition in pigs. Performance characteristics of pigs. Body growth and development. Breeding and hybridization programmes. Stress factors in pigs and meat quality. Performance test in pigs, determination of total breeding value. Breeding technology and technological methods of breeding and fattening pigs. Principles of farm protection, zoo-hygiene and all-in-all-out system. Pig carcasses classification and grading.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Excursion
  • Field trip - 12 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 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
Students will become acquainted with performance characteristics and breeding work of individual categories of pigs in different types and technologies of housing.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills for zootechnical work of specialist in pig breeding.
Prerequisites
Standard knowledge of physiology, genetics and animal nutrition.

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

Active attendance at seminars and field seminars. Writing of seminar paper (project).
Recommended literature
  • Jakubec, V. et al. Šlechtění prasat. Rapotín: Asociace chovatelů masných plemen, 2002. ISBN 80-903143-1-7.
  • McGlone, J., Pond, W. Pig Production: Biological Principles and Applications. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2002. ISBN 0-8273-8484-X.
  • Pulkrábek, J. et al. Chov prasat. Praha: Profi Press, 2005. ISBN 80-86726-11-8.
  • Říha, J. et al. Reprodukce v procesu šlechtění prasat. Rapotín: Asociace chovatelů masných plemen, 2001. ISBN 80-903143-3-3.
  • Stupka, R. et al. Základy chovu prasat. Praha: PowerPrint, 2009. ISBN 978-80-904011-2-9.


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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) 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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter