Study programmes / B-AGB Agrobiology / Farm Animal Husbandry 5
Course code:CHZ-F5
Course title in language of instruction:Chov hospodářských zvířat 5
Course title in Czech:Chov hospodářských zvířat 5
Course title in English:Farm Animal Husbandry 5
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:Ing. Zdeněk Hadaš, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Gustav Chládek, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Kuchtík (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Martina Lichovníková, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Milan Večeřa, Ph.D. (instructor)
Aims of the course:Students will gain basic knowledge about the main types of breeding livestock. Students gain skills to treat animals, to evaluate the exterior and to asses the suitability of their housing. Students will be able to analyze factors affecting production of milk, meat and eggs.
Course contents:
1.cattle breeding (allowance 8/8)
2.sheep and goat breeding (allowance 6/6)
3.pig breeding (allowance 4/4)
4.poultry breeding (allowance 4/4)
5.breeding of unusual livestock (allowance 6/6)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-spirit of enterprise

Specific competences:
-Competence in cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry husbandry
-Gaining basic knowledge on farm animals breeding
-Knowledge about farming practices of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry
-Knowledge about raising standards and conditions of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry
-Knowledge about the production of milk, meat and eggs
-Skill to assess suitable housing for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Participation at seminars at least 80%.
Participation at field exercises at least 100%.
Submission of essay.
The course is finished by written and oral exam. The written exam takes 60 minutes and contributes to the overall result of 50%. The oral exam takes 30 minutes and contributes to the overall results also 50%. In both parts is required at least 60% success rate.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     professional educational excursion14 h
     project work12 h
     preparation for exam28 h
     preparation for regular assessment15 h
     preparation for regular testing15 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • MÁCHAL, L. -- FILIPČÍK, R. -- HOŠEK, M. -- CHLÁDEK, G. -- KUČERA, J. -- FALTA, D. -- ČECHOVÁ, M. -- HADAŠ, Z. -- SLÁDEK, L. -- KUCHTÍK, J. -- JISKROVÁ, I. -- LICHOVNÍKOVÁ, M. Chov zvířat I - chov hospodářských zvířat. Brno: MENDELU v Brně, 2011. 237 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-553-9.
  • BOUŠKA, J. et al. Chov dojeného skotu. 1st ed. Praha: Profi Press, 2006. 186 p. ISBN 80-86726-16-9.
  • ZAHRÁDKOVÁ, R. et al. Masný skot: od A do Z. 1st ed. Praha: Český svaz chovatelů masného skotu, 2009. 397 p. ISBN 978-80-254-4229-6.
  • OCHODNICKÝ, D. Ovce, kozy a prasata. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 2003. 104 p. ISBN 80-07-11219-7.
  • TULÁČEK, F. Chov hrabavé drůbeže. 1st ed. Praha: Brázda, 2002. 160 p. ISBN 80-209-0309-7.