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Course Unit Title : Integration of pasturing into livestock production
Course Unit Code : 01ZEN5102
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : 1) Student will learn pasture concept
2) Student will learn animal-plant interaction
3) Student will learn importance of pastures in livestock production
4) Student will learn to calculate carrying capacity and by doing this will know how to graze animals without damaging the pastures.
5) Student will know integration of pasturing into livestock production.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Grazing concept and methods, establishment of pastures and management, rotational grazing, use of pastures in livestock production, mix grazing, importance of pastures in soil conservation, importance of pastures in sustainable agriculture, effects of pastures on meat and milk quality
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : To provide information on pastures that have important place in livestock production, integration of pastures into livestock to produce cheaper and good quality meat and milk.
Course Aims : To provide information on pastures that have important place in livestock production, integration of pastures into livestock to produce cheaper and good quality meat and milk.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Lecture notes
Additional Resources : A) Hopkins A. 2000. Grass Its production and utilization. Blackwell Science. B) Fahey et al. 1994. Forage quality, evaluation and utilization. C) BarnesR.F et al. Forages. An introduction to grassland agriculture. Iowa State Press. 6th edition.
Material Sharing
Documents : A) Hopkins A. 2000. Grass Its production and utilization. Blackwell Science. B) Fahey et al. 1994. Forage quality, evaluation and utilization. C) BarnesR.F et al. Forages. An introduction to grassland agriculture. Iowa State Press. 6th edition.
Assignments : Prepare students for lectures by giving homeworks
Exams : 1 midterm and 1 final exam
Additional Material : not available
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 4 56  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
1 20 20  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 20 20  
Finals :
1 20 20  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
172  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 50
Quiz :
1 20
Homework :
1 30
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Definition of pastures, pasture use and area in the world and in Turkey
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
2 Principles of pasture growth and utilization
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
3 Pasture carrying capacity, animal unit concept and examples
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
4 Plant factors affecting forage quality
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
5 Carbohydrates, proteins and forage quality
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
6 Process of digestion and factors influencing digestion of forage-based diets by ruminants
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
7 Process of digestion and factors influencing digestion of forage-based diets by ruminants
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
8 Foraging behavior in grazing animals and its impact on plant communities
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
9 Grazing management systems
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
10 Forage-related animal disorders
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
11 Role and management of grassland in organic farming
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
12 Use of pastures in terms of energy use and economic sustainability
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
13 Effects of pastures on greenhouse gas emissions by animal agriculture
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
14 Effect of pastures on milk and meat composition and quality
  Study Materials: Lecture notes
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