Academic Year 2018/2019 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Salvatore Bordonaro
Credit Value: 6
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Students acquire the basic skills for the knowledge about animal production systems, animal breeding, qualitative and quantitative features of animal production, particularly in semi-extensive systems. To give knowledge on genetic sources of domestic animal biodiversity, the within and between breeds genetic variability. At the end of the course students will be able to make the principal methods used in conservation programmes and selection schemes

Course Structure

Class lectures, practical activities and technical visits

Detailed Course Content

Animal production systems:

Genetic resources and their productios.

Milk and meat production in cattle, sheep, goat and swine.

Endangered authochtonous breeds.

Application of genetics to livestock production:

Breeding objectives, breeds characteristics, crossbreeding, selection criteria and genetic evaluation.

Animal breeding biotechnology.

Technical visit in animal farms.

Textbook Information

1 - Bittante G., Andrighetto I., Ramanzin M. Fondamenti di Zootecnica (Liviana Editrice);

2 - Bittante G., Andrighetto I., Ramanzin M. Tecniche di Produzione Animale (Liviana Editrice);

3 - Dialma Balasini – Zoognostica, per la conoscenza, la valutazione e la scelta degli animali. Edagricole.