Course: Animal Breeding

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Course title Animal Breeding
Course code KZVE/SHZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Poborská Anna, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Havrdová Nikola, Ing.
Course content
The course provides both theoretical and practical knowledge in farm animal breeding. The course includes sense, aim, approaches and position of breeding within the frame of animal husbandry, genetic structure of population and factors of their changes, breeding of qualitative traits, characteristic and methods of studies of qualitative traits, genetic parameters and their use, analysis of components of variance, gene and environmental effects, breeding value, methods of progeny testing and breeding value estimation based on one or more traits, selection indexes and their use, economic importance of traits, methods BLUP and AM, accuracy of PH estimation, theory of selection, selection progress and its factors, correlated selection progress, systems of selection and their use, theory of hybridization and analysis of effects, classification of crossbreeding methods and their use, organisation of breeding programs and strategies.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of course is to make students acquainted with scope of breeding work, with methods of affecting of genetic establishment of population and application of biotechnologies in farm animal breeding.
Students should manage basic principles of breeding work. They should be able to set up basic breeding processes and to apply them into the practice.
Prerequisites
General zootechnics Genetics

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Students should be able to use basic genetic principles of genetics of populations and basic statistical methods.
Recommended literature
  • Cameron ND. Selection Indices and Prediction of Genetic Merit in Animal Breeding. CAB International, 1997. ISBN 0-85199-169-6.
  • Jakubec V. a kol. Odhad plemenné hodnoty hospodářských zvířat. VÚCHS Rapotín, 1999.
  • Jakubec V. a kol. Šlechtění masných plemen skotu. VÚCHS Rapotín, 1999.
  • Mrode RA. Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values. CAB International, 1996.
  • Simm, G. Genetic Improvement of Cattle and Sheep. Farming Press UK, Ipswich, 1998. ISBN 0-85236-351-6.


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