HFX250 Beef and Sheepmeat Production
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Course responsible: Jan Berg
Teachers: Lars Olav Eik, Laila Aass, Tormod Ådnøy
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: NO
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This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2004V
Cattle and small ruminants are taught in block periods. Production is initially presented in a national perspective, including historical, local and economic importance. A fundamental learning of animal nutritional requirements, growth and development, slaughter quality and classification ensues. This knowledge will be used to discuss different production systems for cattle and small ruminants. Topics such as breeds, cultural landscape, predatory problems, economics and resource utilisation are included in discussions of production systems.
To provide knowledge of meat production systems for cattle and small ruminants. The main topic is feeding, although social issues such as cultural landscape, predatory animals, economics and resource utilisation will also be included. After course completion, students will be able to advise meat producers about feed planning. Students will be familiar with the extent and structure of meat production of cattle and small ruminants in Norway, growth and development of meat stock, slaughter and meat quality and wool production. Students will also be familiar with the different businesses and production systems, including organic production and cultural landscape management.
The course will include lectures on relevant topics, demonstrations and excursions.
Lecture notes (Powerpoints) and relevant articles will be available on the course website, or handed out. Sheep: Saueboka, 1998. Landbruksforlaget. Lønsamt sauehald - meir å hente i utmarka (manuskript til beitestudiesirklar), 2004. NSG, Oslo. 78 pp. Cattle: Produksjon av storfekjøtt, 2001. Landbruksforlaget.
HFE100, HFA100, HFA200, HFE200.
Written examination counts 2/3. Exercises count 1/3.
300 hours, including structured teaching.
Special requirements in Science
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The course consists of: Lectures: 50 hours. Demonstrations: 4 hours. Excursions: two fieldtrips (each one day).
An external examiner will assess the written examination.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått