GENERAL ASPECTS. Production of milk and meat in the world, ruminants n the world, livestock systems, animal categories (3h)
ETHNOLOGY. The breeds of cattle, sheep and goat.
RUMINANT PRODUCTIONS. Milk and meat production (10h).
RUMINANT FEEDING. Nutritional requirements and feed intake of ruminants. The calculation and formulation of the ration. Ruminant feeding systems. The choice, preparing and distribution of food (10h).
HUSBANDRY YOUNG RUMINANTS. Neonatal care. Natural and artificial suckling. Replacements rearing (4h).
REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES. Characteristics and reproductive control of ruminants. The reproductive technologies. The measure of reproductive efficiency (7h).
GRAZING. Principles and parameters of grazing. Grazing techniques. Behavior of grazing ruminants (3h).
PRATICAL ACTIVITIES. Ration calculation by manual technique and using xls software (6h). Visit to beef fattening center and dairy cows farm (6h). Film projection on reproductive aspects and on natural and artificial suckling of ruminants (4h).