Study programmes / B-AGE Agricultural Engineering / Farm Animal Husbandry
Course code:CHZ-OH
Course title in language of instruction:Chov hospodářských zvířat
Course title in Czech:Chov hospodářských zvířat
Course title in English:Farm Animal Husbandry
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1
(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. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Kuchtík (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Martina Lichovníková, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Aims of the course:To gain basic knowledge and skills related to biological principles of livestock breeding, especially cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.
Course contents:
1.Studying this subject, students familiarize with terminology of livestock breeding. Part of the training is to discover basics of morphological and physiological animal characteristics. Appraisal of endogenous and exogenous factors related to utility attributes phenotype expression is focused especially on quantitative aspect of production and its finalization. Representative chapters of general and special ethology, adaptability and animal adaptation for production conditions change, welfare, breeding ethics and animal protection and topcross legislative are included. (allowance 28/14)
a.Livestock breeding significance and its status within agriculture, basic taxonomy of animal husbandry. Livestock domestication.
b.Animal exterior, physiological characteristics, welfare
c.Biological aspects of reproduction and growth. Biological aspects of meat, milk and egg production.
d.Current situation and perspective of sheep and goat breeding. Main products and its finalization. Sheep breeding technology. Meat and milk sheep efficiency.
e.Technological systems of draw milk cattle breeding. Milk finalization. Cattle breeding systems without market production of milk (meat cattle). Calf and young cattle fattening. Veal and beef meat finalization. Economical efficiency of milk, beef and veal meet production.
f.Current level of pig breeding in CR. Foreign hybridization programs. Technology of sow and boar breeding and pigs fattening.
g.Poultry reproduction basics, egg formation, production of meat, droppings and feathers. Poultry requirements of environment and zoohygiene. Fowl, turkey, duck and goose breeding systems.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Acquiring knowledges and skills in solving problems associated with
-Student has a knowledge about management in animal husbandry.
-Student has a knowledge about basic products from animal husbandry (meat, milk, wool, skin)
-Student has a knowledge about technologies which are used in different animal breedings. .
-Student is capable to apply the knowledge about different animal breedings in practice.

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:Assessment of participation on seminars (participation min. 80 %) and of final examination. This final examination consists of part written (min. success rate 60 %) and oral (min. success rate 60 %).
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     professional educational excursion7 h
     consultation5 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h
     report from excursion, tour, practical placement4 h
Total112 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.
  • ŽIŽLAVSKÝ, J. et al. Chov hospodářských zvířat. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2002. 209 p. ISBN 80-7157-615-8.
  • ŠARAPATKA, B. -- URBAN, J. Ekologické zemědělství (II. díl). 1st ed. Šumperk: PRO-BIO , 2005. 334 p. ISBN 80-903583-0-6.
  • Col. Chov hospodářských zvířat: cvičení. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU v Brně, 1995. 143 p. ISBN 80-7157-146-6.
Recommended reading list
  • KINGDOM, B /. Animal Breeding : Use of New Technologies. Sydney: University of Sydney, 1999. 308 p. ISBN 0-646-38713-8.
  • Nové trendy v ochraně životního prostředí v podmínkách chovu hospodářských zvířat. HAVLÍČEK, Z. -- MARADA, P. -- MAREČEK, J. -- KRČÁLOVÁ, E. -- MUSIL, J. 2010.