Course code LauZ4233

Credit points 3

Livestock Farm Modernization

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures28

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes12

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation28.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Agricultural Machinery

Course developer

author Lauksaimniecības tehnikas institūts

Juris Priekulis

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to inform the students about the newest technologies and machinery used in milk and meat production, modernization possibilities of the existing animal breeding farms including technological design of domestic animal farms.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After acquisition of the course the students will have:
• knowledge – on animal breeding development trends in the world, the newest milk and meat production technologies, animal breeding machinery, development possibilities of animal farms;
• skills – to analyze and evaluate the planning of cow, pig and poultry farms as well as to up-date the existing farms introducing new technological solutions and the newest animal breeding machinery;
• competence – knowledge and skills are acquired that are necessary to up-date the existing and building new animal breeding farms.

Compulsory reading

1. Laurs A., Priekulis J. Mūsdienīga piena ražošana. Rīga: LLU Ulbrokas zinātnes centrs, 2001. 345 lpp.
2. Piena lopkopība. Rokasgrāmata. A. Jemeļjanova red. Sigulda: Jumi, Sigra, 2001. 191 lpp.
3. Priekulis J. Lopkopības mehanizācija. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 355 lpp.
4. Liellopu un cūku mītnes: tehnoloģija un aprīkošana. J. Priekuļa red. Rīga: Poligrāfists, Jelgava : [b.i.], 2003. 198 lpp.

Further reading

1. Ilsters A. Aprīkojums un izmaksas cūkkopībā. Rīga: LLU Ulbrokas zinātnes centrs, 2001. 171 lpp.
2. Ieteikumi kūtsmēslu krātuvju būvniecībai. Rokasgrāmata. J. Priekuļa un V. Murikova red. 88 lpp.
3. Veiselautade kasiraamat. Koostanud V. Luts. Saku: AS Rebellis, 2001. 185 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. AgroTops . Rīga: Aģentūra Agro apgāds. ISSN 1407-5164.
2. Saimnieks LV. Rīga: TEE BIO, 2004- ISSN 1691-1598.