Course: Cattle Breeding

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Course title Cattle Breeding
Course code KZVE/SKOT
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 unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vacek Mojmír, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Beran Jan, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Cattle breeding importance, number, and performance of cattle in the Czech Republic and abroad, production types of cattle, basic cattle breeds and their characterization, evaluation of exterior and its relation to yield capabilities. Milk and meat performance, influences, aspects affecting it. Cattle fertility, control methods of cattle reproduction process and reproduction indexes. Control the heredity of production traits and prescription breeding value. The selection programs, testing. Welfare of animals end ethics of breeding. Technology of stabling of individual categories of cattle. Breeding of cows without commercial production of milk. Cattle herd turnover and economics of breeding.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, E-learning, Individual preparation for exam, Excursion, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies)
  • Class attendance - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 12 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 36 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The lectures in cattle husbandry are primarily focused on the factors, affecting the level of meat and milk yield, breeding work methods and husbandry technology principles of individual categories. The objective of the course is to provide the students with knowledge of the most recent scientific and practical findings when are decisive in increasing the yield and making husbandry feasible.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills for work of zootechnics - specialists for cattle breeding.
Prerequisites
Standard knowledge of anatomy, physiology, genetics, zootechnics and animal nutrition.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Seminar work

Active participation in exercises and excursions. Elaboration of seminar work.
Recommended literature
  • Coomber, R., Philips, K. Dairy cattle breeding and reproduction. NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2003, 138 s..
  • Doležal O. a Staněk S. Chov dojeného skotu, Technologie, Technika, Management. Praha, Profi Press, 2015.
  • Frelich, J. et al. Chov skotu. Č. Budějovice, ZF JU 2001, 211 s..
  • Maršálek, M. et al. Atlas plemen hospodářských zvířat chovaných v České republice. Skot, koně, ovce a kozy. Č. Budějovice, ZF JU, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7394-581-7.
  • Skládanka J. et al. Chov strakatého skotu. Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7509-258-8.
  • Zahrádková, R. et al. Masný skot od A do Z. Praha, ČSCHMS, 2009. ISBN 978-80-254-4229-6.


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): 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