Fundamentals of tractors and engines, transmission system, linkage system; tractors performance and stability. Field capacity of machines, costs of operation, machinery selection.
Equipments for forage harvesting, transport and preservation. Machines and equipments for feed preparation and distribution. Automatic identification of animals and new technologies in livestock farms.
Storage, handling and disposal of animal slurries; environmental and legal aspects.
Milking equipments for cows, buffaloes, sheep and goats: design and components. Milking robots. Milking techniques, work organization and animal welfare. Equipments for milk cooling. Refrigeration cycle, direct and indirect systems. Energy savings in milk cooling (pre-cooling and heat recovery)
Introduction to Precision Agriculture and Precision Livestock Farming.