Course syllabus A15-0211-B - Conservation and Adjustment of Forage (FAaFR - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: A15-0211-B
Course unit title: Conservation and Adjustment of Forage
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 6
Semester: Hipology - bachelor (required), 6. semester
Hipology - bachelor (required), 6. semester
Management od Animal Production - bachelor (required), 6. semester
Management of Plant Production - bachelor (required), 6. semester
Special Animal Husbandry - bachelor (required), 6. semester
Farming - bachelor (elective), 6. semester
General Agriculture - bachelor (elective), 6. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – one written exam (20 points) and one seminar work (20 points). End-of-term examination – written exam (60 points). Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points. A student may earn units of credits in grading scale from A to E.

Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Student is able to apply knowledge about conservation methods and technologies and processing of forage and concentrate. Student is able to apply teoretical knowledge with impact on sensory assessment of conserved feed quality in practical conditions.
Course contents:
Determining factors on feed conservation method. Ensilability of fodder, course and possibilities to regulation process of silage fermentation. Silage additives. Technology principles of silage making. Conservation of forage by drying. Assessment and evaluation of conserved feed quality. The methods of forage and concentrate processing. The effect of conservation and processing on intake and utilization of nutrients.
Recommended or required reading:
Bíro, D.: Kukurica na siláž (pestovanie, konzervovanie, kŕmenie). VŠP : Nitra, 1995, 26 s.
Bíro, D.: Lucerna siata. VŠP : Nitra, 1995, 28 s.
BUXTON, D. R., MUCK, R. E., HARRISON, J. H. 2003. Silage Science and Technology. Agron. Monogr. 42 ASA, CSSA and SSSA, Madison, WI.
DOLEŽAL, P. et al. Konzervace krmiv a jejich využití ve výživě zvířat. Vydavatelství Baštan, 2012. 307 s. ISBN 978-80-87091-33-3
Mitrík, T. 2006. Silážovanie. Creative - Studio- Slovakia. 86 s. ISBN 80-969467-0-6
Pajtáš a kol. 2009. Výživa a kŕmenie zvierat. terminologický náučný slovník, VES: SPU v Nitre, 150 s.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 218

27,1 %18,3 %17,9 %19,7 %16,5 %0,5 %
Name of lecturer(s): Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Daniel Bíro, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
prof. Ing. Miroslav Juráček, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Milan Šimko, PhD. (instructor, lecturer)
Last modification: 17. 10. 2018
Supervisor: Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Daniel Bíro, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/17/2018.

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