ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Under the guidance of the teacher students acquire skills and knowledge (1st and 2nd Dublin indicator) that can not be achieved in the classroom. The discussion with the teacher and with the farmers of the problems of farming leads students to develop an autonomous capacity for judgment (3rd Dublin indicator) and a personal ability to communicate (4th Dublin indicator) with people related to the industry. In this sense, the course completes the ability to learn the knowledge received in other courses of Animal Production (5th Dublin indicator).
Course contents summary
The course consists of educational visits lasting a day at beef and milk cattle farms and swine and poultry farms.
Lecture notes of the course.
Monographic articles identified during the course.
During the farm visits the main problems of a livestock (food, choice of breeding stock, market conditions, etc..) will be discussed, so as to provide the student with elements of orientation in these areas.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam at the end of the course, with questions on the topics covered during the visits.