Course syllabus A15-0144-I - Management and Technology of Sheep and Goat Breedi (FAaFR - SS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Management and Technology of Sheep and Goat Breedi
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Management of Animal Production - master (required), 4. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Two written tests for 15 points during the semester (totally 30 points), semester work (10 points). Final combined exam for 60 points (written - 30 points, oral - 30 points).
To obtain evaluation "A" at least 93 points must be obtained, for evaluation "B" at least 86 points must be obtained, for "C" at least 79 points, for "D" at least 72 points and for evaluation "E" at least 64 points must be obtained. Student receives credit for the subject in the case of evaluation with mark from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The students will gain deep knowledge on progressive breeding systems of small ruminants, at different specialization, intensity of breeding and economic conditions.
They will gain competence of rational management of sheep and goat farms.
Course contents:
Characteristics of intensive, semi-intensive and extensive sheep and goat production in different orientations (milk, meat, wool, mohair, cashmere, combined yield). Management of sheep and goat farms, breeding year, rational ways of rearing lambs and kids, sheep and goats of different categories during the winter housing and summer grazing; turnover of herd. Characteristics and use of advanced technology systems of housing, feeding, milking, watering and shearing. Economic aspects of breeding. The students complement the theoretical knowledge by studying of technological lines directly on farms.
Recommended or required reading:
MARGETÍN, M. -- BULLOVÁ, M. Manažment chovu oviec. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2004. 177 p. ISBN 80-8069-342-0.
MARGETÍN, M. Chov vysokoprodukčných dojných oviec : projekt 160NR0800238 " Efektívne šľachtiteľské a chovateľské postupy v chove oviec". Nitra: Slovenské centrum poľnohospodárskeho výskumu, 2008.
MARGETÍN, M. Šľachtenie dojných oviec: Breeding of dairy sheep. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2005. 135 p.
STRAPÁK, P. -- MARGETÍN, M. -- BUČKO, O. -- ARPÁŠOVÁ, H. Živočíšna výroba. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre, 2017. 311 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1776-5.

Fahmy, M.H. et al. 1996. Prolific sheep. Wallingford, Oxon, UK : CAB International, 542 s. ISBN 0-85198-983-7.
Fantová, M. a kol.: Chov koz, Nakladatelství Brázda , Praha, 2000, 191s. (ISBN 80-209- 0290-2).
Hetherington, L. – Matthews, J.G. 1992. All about goats. 3. vyd. Ipswich, United Kingdom : Farming Press, 179 s. ISBN 0-85236-229-3.
Horák, F. a i. 2004. Ovce a jejich chov. Praha : Brázda, 303 s. ISBN 80-209-0328-3.
Horák, F. a i. 2012. Chováme ovce. Praha : Brázda. 383 s. ISBN 978-80-209-0390-7.
Jakubec, V. a i. 2001. Šlechtění ovcí, Rapotín : VÚCHS, 152 s.
Keresteš, J. a i. 2008. Ovčiarstvo na Slovensku – história a technológie. Považská Bystrica : Eminent, 592 s. ISBN 80-969840-5-3.
Margetín, M. 2005. Šľachtenie dojných oviec. Nitra : SPU, 135 s. ISBN 80-8069-617-9.
Mátlová, V. - Loučka, R. a i. 2002. Pastevní chov ovcí a koz. Praha : Agrospoj, 151 s. ISBN 80-86454-22-3.
Mills, O. 1989. Practical sheep dairying. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England : Thorsons Publishers Limited. 315 s. ISBN 0-7225-1880-3.
Piper, L. - Ruvinsky, A. 1997. The genetics of sheep. Wallingford, Oxon, UK : CAB International, 611 s. ISBN 0-85199-200-5.
Scott, P.R. 2007. Sheep medicine. London, UK : Manson Publishing Ltd., 336 s. ISBN 1-84076-049-4.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
anglický jazyk
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 200

24,5 %17,5 %
23,5 %
24,0 %
10,5 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Martin Janíček, PhD. (instructor)
prof. RNDr. Milan Margetín, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. Ing. Klára Vavrišínová, CSc. (instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
26. 2. 2019
prof. RNDr. Milan Margetín, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 02/26/2019.

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