HFX131 Introduction to Norwegian animal production

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Øystein Ahlstrøm

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:45

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:125 hours

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.

About this course

Introduction to Norwegian animal production

August block (5 credits): The course starts in August with a two-three day mandatory excursion to various livestock producers and agriculture. A one-day trip to a research station that conducts experiments in marine ecology and aquaculture is also mandatory. A brief introduction and demonstration of our most important forage crops and grains will be presented.

We will visit the Animal Research Centre and get an introduction to the research work with ruminants, pigs, horse, fur animals and fish.

We will try to get a visit to local animal producers that can offer practical training in animal husbandry and management.

The course will include dedicated lecturers from important players in the agricultural industry and public institutions related to agriculture.

In groups, students shall make a presentation /poster of a given topic concerning Norwegian animal production or aquaculture.

Learning outcome

At completion of the course students should have gained basic knowledge in Norwegian animal and aquacultural production with associated business activities, Norwegian agricultural policy, land resources, climate restrictions for plant growth and future challenges with climate changes for Norwegian animal productions. Efforts to increase sustainable production through development of new feed resources.
  • The students will vist farms and agricultural and aquaculture related companies. They wil be given presentations from relevant companies and institutions for future work opportunities. The students will make reports from visits and make presentations on given topics.
  • -Learning support will be copies presentations and information from teachers, buisiness owners and fellow students.
  • -No
  • Reports from the excurtions and presentations. Passed/Not passed

    Portfolio Grading: Passed / Not Passed
  • Sensor of reports
  • - Excurtions and reports
  • 30 hours
  • -Animal science students
  • GSK