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Feed science and forage production

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The course evaluation is open between 2021-05-30 and 2021-06-20

Additional course evaluations for HV0166

Academic year 2020/2021

Feed science and forage production (HV0166-M4025) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Feed science and forage production (HV0166-40120) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Feed science and forage production (HV0166-40135) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

HV0166 Feed science and forage production, 15.0 Credits

Fodervetenskap och vallfoderproduktion

Syllabus approved

2017-12-14

Subjects

Animal science Agricultural science

Education cycle

Second cycle

Modules

Title Credits Code
Feed analyse 6.00 1002
Feed optimization 1.00 1003
Final exam 8.00 1004

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

Knowledge equivalent to
- 180 credits at first cycle level, of which
- 60 credits biology, animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine or 60 credits agricultural sciences (of which at least 30 credits animal science/zoology)
and
- English 6

Objectives

The general aim of the course is to create knowledge of chemical analyses that describe the composition and utilization of feed. The course includes feed for herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. A special focus is placed on the forage production complexity through synergy between plant cultivation and animal science.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- suggest and justify relevant process technologies and methods for harvest and storage of feeds of vegetable and animal origin and be able to evaluate the influence on the nutritional and hygienic quality of the feed
- define and explain nutritional and anti-nutritional properties of different feeds
- suggest and describe relevant analyses for determining the nutritional content of the feed and the feeding value,
- understand the basic principles for optimization of a diet or a feed mixture,
- give concrete guidance in issues that concern forage production and utilization of forage from both production and nature conservation viewpoints,
- analyze how different factors of forage cultivation influence quantity and nutritional quality of the forage considering its use as a feed for different animal species or for other purposes,
- Discuss ethical considerations in choosing feed and feeding strategy.

Content

Lectures will address the relationship between storing and processing methods and the nutritional and hygienic quality of the feed. Methods for evaluating the forage cultivation and harvesting methods and the nutritional quality of the forage when used for different animal categories will be covered in lectures, laboratory sessions and practical assignments. The course also covers the nutritional and anti-nutritional properties of the feeds. An important part of the course consists of laboratory analyzes of feeds that the students carry out and evaluate. The course also includes seminars, field trips and a project work.
In the course, lectures, exercises, laboratory sessions, study visits and project work are included.
Compulsory components occur within e g laboratory sessions, seminar, project work, exercises and study visits.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written and oral examination. Passed participation in compulsory course modules.
  • 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.

Additional information

Costs in connection with study visit can be added.

The course can not be included in the exam at the same time as the courses BI1005, HV0117.

Responsible department

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Replaces: BI1005, HV0117

Course: HV0166 Feed science and forage production 2021

Grade and grade criteria

5

The student can explain how the nutritional value can be manipulated by different types of forage conservation and concentrate processing

The student can identify the mechanisms that renders feeds their different nutritional and antinutritional properties and be able to apply the principles for predicting properties for new feeds

The student can point out limitations in current methods for feed analysis and feed evaluation and evaluate the effect of current analytical uncertainty.
Lab report at least grade 5.

The student can apply an optimization tool to solve problems on pricing of feeds

The student can suggest suitable forage species and seed mixtures for different production situations

The student can explain mechanisms that reduce rumen protein degradation in certain forage species
Lab report at least grade 5.

4

The student can explain mechanisms that causes detoriation in feed conservation

The student can explain methods for reducing antinutritional properties

The student can explain detailed analytical fractionation of feeds for ruminants and important additional analyses for monogastrics.
Lab report at least grade 4.

The student can explain the output from a sensitivity report

The student can explain conflicts between production and biodiversity conservation at semi-natural pastures

The student can explain the main differences between the most important forage species in how the nutritional value change with increasing development stage.
Lab report at least grade 4.

3

The student can name key analyses that indicates hygienic quality of conserved feeds and describe the requirements for a safe conservation of forage of different dry matter concentration and botanic origin

The student can describe the most important nutritional properties for important feed categories. The student can also describe factors associated with these categories that reduce nutrient availability or have toxic effects.

The student can describe the components of the proximate analysis, digestibility assays for forage, the detergent system, the principles for calculation of the feed's energy value and protein supply from the analyses and how they are used for routine feed evaluation.
Lab report at least grade 3.

The student can use an optimization tool in a systematic way to create rations for different animal categories

  1. student can describe suitable forage production strategies for different farm types.

The student can describe in general how forage botanical category, development stage and fertilization influence quantity as well as energy and protein value of the forage.
Lab report at least grade 3.

The student can identify the most important ethical considerations in current feeding practices of the most important livestock species

Learning
objective

Suggest and justify relevant process technologies and methods for harvest and storage of feeds of vegetable and animal origin and be able to evaluate the influence on the nutritional and hygienic quality of the feed

Define and explain nutritional and anti-nutritional properties of different feeds

Suggest and describe relevant analyses for determining the nutritional content of the feed and the feeding value,

Understand the basic principles for optimization of a diet or a feed mixture

Give concrete guidance in issues that concern forage production and utilization of forage from both production and nature conservation viewpoints

Analyze how different factors of forage cultivation influence quantity and nutritional quality of the forage considering its use as a feed for different animal species or for other purposes

Discuss ethical considerations in choosing feed and feeding strategy

Examination

Written examination
CANVAS MC test

Written examination

Written examination
Lab report
CANVAS MC Test

Optimization project
Written examination

Written examination
CANVAS MC test

Written examination
Lab report
CANVAS MC Test

Lecture discussion

For passing the course the student must participate in mandatory teaching, pass CANVAS Multiple choice tests

and have got passed reports on laboratory analyses and optimization project.

For obtaining grade 4 on the course the criteria for grade 4 must be met for four of the six learning objectives that are graded above 3.

For obtaining grade 5 on the course the criteria for grade 5 must be met for five of the learning objectives that are graded above 3.

1) Improved Grassland Management – New edition. (2011).
Author: Frame, J., Laidlaw, S.
ISBN: 978-1-8479-7261-3
Comments: You need to have this book available already when the course starts. N.B. Unfortunately, this book is currently out of stock, and I have now got the new information from Crowood Press in UK that it will not be reprinted in due time for this course. However, since you need it already in the beginning of the course, I will recommend you to get the on-line version, e.g. available on https://www.adlibris.com/se/e-bok/improved-grassland-management-9781847977274 There will also be some books in the Ultuna library, both e-books and printed versions.
2) Animal Nutrition 7th ed. (2011).
Author: McDonald, P., Edwards, R. A., Greenhalgh, J. F D., Morgan, C. A., Sinclair, L. A., Wilkinson, R. G.
ISBN: 978-1-4082-0423-8
3) In addition selected scientific papers and handouts on laboratory methods will be used in the course.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agricultural Science Programme - Animal Science (270 hec) Animal Science - Master´s Programme Animal Science - Master´s Programme Acriculture Programme - Animal Science Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Second cycle
Subject: Animal science Agricultural science
Course code: HV0166 Application code: SLU-40025 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management Pace: 100%