Course code HFX250

HFX250 Beef and Sheepmeat Production

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Course responsible: Lars Olav Eik
Teachers: Laila Aass, Jan Berg
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Animal Science.
Course contents:
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 resource utilisation are included in discussions of production systems.
Learning outcome:
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.
Learning activities:
The course will include lectures on relevant topics, demonstrations and excursions.
Teaching support:
Lecture notes (Powerpoints) and relevant articles will be available on the course website Canvas, or handed out. Sheep:  Lønsamt sauehald - meir å hente i utmarka (manuskript til beitestudiesirklar), 2004. NSG, Oslo. 78 pp. Cattle: All relevant articles will be available on Canvas. 
HFX130F, HFA200, HFE200.
Recommended prerequisites:
HFE100, HFE202, HFE203.
Mandatory activity:
Obligatory excercise
Written examination counts 2/3. Exercises count 1/3.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
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: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått