Course code LauZ5111

Credit points 3

Animal Feed Training and Dividing.

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

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 acquire knowledge on the newest technical and technological solutions in animal feed preparation and distribution to farm animals, including analysis of animal feed storages and calculation of the necessary capacity, machinery used for loading and unloading of animal feed, preparation of feed for feeding: cleaning from admixtures, chopping for preparation of mixture, compacting as well as solutions of animal feed distribution.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge - on the newest animal feed preparation and distribution technology and machinery.
• Skills – to assemble and design animal feed preparation and distribution technological lines.
• Competence - to acquire knowledge and skills that are necessary for an engineer concerned with development of animal product production technology and mechanization.

Compulsory reading

1. Priekulis J. Lopkopības mehanizācija. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 355 lpp.
2. Pankovs J., Ivanovs S., Viesturs D. Zāles lopbarības sagatavošanas tehnoloģijas un mašīnas. Ulbroka: LLU Ulbrokas zinātnes centrs, 2004. 125 lpp
3. Laurs A., Priekulis J. Mūsdienīga piena ražošana. Rīga: LLU Ulbrokas zinātnes centrs, 2001. 345 lpp.
4. Priekulis J. Moderna piena ražošanas ferma: tehnoloģija, tehnika, apsaimniekošana. Jelgava: LLU, 2012. 240 lpp.

Further reading

1. Priekulis J., Gulbis N. Lopbarības izdales roboti. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 35 lpp.
2. Liellopu un cūku mītnes: tehnoloģija un aprīkošana. J. Priekuļa red. Jelgava : [b.i.], 2008 2003. 198 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

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