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BI1327

Production and quality evaluation of forages

Additional course evaluations for BI1327

Academic year 2021/2022

Production and quality evaluation of forages (BI1327-40146) 2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05

Academic year 2021/2022

Production and quality evaluation of forages (BI1327-M4146) 2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05

Academic year 2020/2021

Production and quality evaluation of forages (BI1327-40126) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2020/2021

Production and quality evaluation of forages (BI1327-M4126) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Production and quality evaluation of forages (BI1327-40090) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Production and quality evaluation of forages (BI1327-40133) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

BI1327 Production and quality evaluation of forages, 15.0 Credits

Produktion och kvalitetsvärdering av vallfoder

Syllabus approved

2017-11-15

Subjects

Biology Animal science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Final written exam 7.50 1002
Scientific paper 7.50 1003

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

The equivalent of 120 course credits at first cycle level of which 60 credits in one of the following subjects:
biology, animal science or agricultural sciences and English 6.

Objectives

The overall aim of the course is to provide a general understanding of forage production through a synergy between arable and animal farming, in the perspective of sustainable development and sustainable use of natural resources.
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
-describe the preconditions for sustainable production of forage on fields, meadows and semi-natural grasslands and the importance of forage production for agriculture
-suggest relevant process technologies and methods for forage harvest and storage; and evaluate the influence of these technologies and methods on the nutritional and hygiene quality of the feed
-suggest and describe relevant analyses for determining the nutritional content of forage and the feed value
-provide concrete guidance on issues that concern forage production and utilisation of forage and the use of semi-natural pastures from a production and nature conservation viewpoint
-analyse how different forage cultivation factors influence the quantity and nutritional quality of the forage as a feed for different animal species or for other purposes
-discuss and evaluate research results in the area.


Content

The course consists of lectures and the following compulsory components:
laboratory sessions, exercises, seminars, study visits and project work.
The course deals with forage cultivation, harvesting methods and conservation of feed for ley and other roughages, maintenance and use of temporary grasslands and meadow, and use and management of semi-natural grasslands.
The course also deals with methods for evaluating the nutritional quality of forage to be used for different categories of animals.

Formats and requirements for examination

-To obtain full credits for the course, students must obtain a pass grade in multiple choice tests and a written final examination, and submit an approved individual project report and reports on exercises.

-Approved participation in compulsory course modules, i.e. exercises, seminars, laboratory sessions, project work and study visits, is also required in order to obtain full credits for the course.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Crop Production Ecology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces: BI1257
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Soil/Plant Agriculture Programme - Soil/Plant (270hec) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology Animal science
Course code: BI1327 Application code: SLU-40054 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Crop Production Ecology Pace: 100%