Diffusion and economic importance of animal production in forestry system. Principles of anatomy and physiology of digestion of monogastrics and ruminants. Rumination, and gastric and intestinal digestion. Main meat and dairy breeds. Animal feeds and their nutritional value. Nutritional requirements, and dietary plans. Production of milk: qualitative and quantitative aspects, and main influencing factors. Principles of birds production, breeds and meat and eggs production traits. Principles of Reproduction. Technologies and programming of livestock production.
The knowledge of methods and cultural, scientific and professional contents gained during the lectures will be completed with laboratory and field activities. In particular, these activities will include: guided tours to farms; computerized programming of farms; and laboratory analyses of feeds, milk and meat. Seminar about the management of cervus and horses.