Feed Rationing Planning in Diary Cattle Herds
Summer School of agro, planning, 5 ECTSAgriculture and environment
|Institution||Aarhus University (AU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||1448 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||140 EUR|
Optimal composed feed rations are necessary to obtain an efficient milk production in dairy cattle herds. Forages constitute a major part of the feed ration for dairy cows, but the forages vary in quality and chemical composition, which make, together with the use of different by-products, the feed ration planning challenging.
The overall aim of the course is to give you a theoretical background for feed ration planning, which enable you to plan, evaluate and discuss feeding rations in commercial dairy herds. The teaching, student forum and the teacher collegium will be international with a focus on a Scandinavian setting.
The course will cover topics on feed supply, crop production, conservation and processing, feed evaluation, different systems for energy and protein evaluation, and nutrient requirements. Feed planning systems and evaluations tools will be compared and discussed. Feed planning in practice will be exercised using real life situations and data in the system NorFor, whereas other systems will be used in a comparative approach.The residential part of the course will be taught over two weeks. There will be pre and post assignments. The course is concluded with a report for examination to be handed in two weeks after the residential course has ended.
About the DegreeThis is a summer course that counts 5 or 10 ECTS.
- You must be enrolled in a university programme at the time of the AU Summer University
you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at the
Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a
minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme
- The application deadline is March 15th
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