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Course Unit Title : Dairy Cattle Production
Course Unit Code : 01ZEN5110
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 important dairy cattle breeds raised in Turkey and in the world
2) Student will learn important morphological and physiological characters of dairy cattle
3) Will learn reproduction, milk and meat yield
4) Will know production systems and selection
5) Will know milk yield and milk quality
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Importance of cattle production, type concept in cattle husbandry, dairy cattle breeds, important characters in dairy cattle breeding, management, animal housing, determination of breeding value, lactation physiology, reproduction, parturation and preventive health subjects will be given
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : To teach important dairy cattle breeds raised in Turkey and in the world
To teach important morphological and physiological characters of dairy cattle
To teach reproduction, milk and meat yield
To teach production systems and selection
To teach milk yield and milk quality
Course Aims : To provide information on dairy cattle that have important place in milk production, to teach ways of producing cheaper and good quality milk
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : A) Özhan, Macit, Naci Tüzemen, Mete Yanar. Büyükbaş Hayvan Yetiştirme. 2007. Atatürk Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayını No:134. B) Ensminger, ME and R.C. Perry. 1997. Beef Cattle Science. Interstate Publishers. C) Ensminger, ME. 1993. Dairy Cattle Science. Interstate Publishers.
Additional Resources : A) Özhan, Macit, Naci Tüzemen, Mete Yanar. Büyükbaş Hayvan Yetiştirme. 2007. Atatürk Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayını No:134. B) Ensminger, ME and R.C. Perry. 1997. Beef Cattle Science. Interstate Publishers. C) Ensminger, ME. 1993. Dairy Cattle Science. Interstate Publishers.
Material Sharing
Documents : A) Özhan, Macit, Naci Tüzemen, Mete Yanar. Büyükbaş Hayvan Yetiştirme. 2007. Atatürk Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayını No:134. B) Ensminger, ME and R.C. Perry. 1997. Beef Cattle Science. Interstate Publishers. C) Ensminger, ME. 1993. Dairy Cattle Science. Interstate Publishers.
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 Importance of cattle production, current status of cattle production in the world and in Turkey, zoological classification of cattle, type concept in cattle husbandry
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A1-52
2 Important dairy cattle breeds, cattle production systems
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A53-97, A105-107
3 Important characters in dairy cattle breeding, breeding
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A113-122
4 Management, animal housing
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A123-200
5 Breeding value determination, calf raising
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A311-316, A347-371
6 Anatomy of udder, milk synthesis in udder, lactation
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A213-240
7 Milking, milking methods, factors affecting milk yield and composition
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A241-272
8 General endocrinology in dairy cattle, milk recording
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A273-310
9 Nutrient needs of dairy cattle and feeding methods
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A321-346
10 Raising replacement heifers
  Study Materials: Study Materials: A375-384
11 Reproductive physiology
  Study Materials: Study Materials: B197-238
12 Cattle behavior, animal environment interaction
  Study Materials: Study Materials: B921-946921-946
13 Pastures and their use in cattle production
  Study Materials: Study Materials: B343-372, B907-912
14 Preventive health measures and parasite control in dairy cattle
  Study Materials: Study Materials: C331-376
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