Course code LauZ1002

Credit points 1

Practical Agriculture Management

Total Hours in Course40

Independent study hours40

Date of course confirmation26.04.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Animal Science

Course developer

author lect.

Indra Eihvalde

Mg. agr.

Course abstract

The place of practical work is LUA Research and training farm “Vecauce”. Main points of study course covers LUA RTF “Vecauce” history, current situation and future perspectives, farms resources for manufacturing and their characterization. Characterization of crop production, horticulture, animal husbandry, biogas and wood processing branches in farm. The first processing and storage of agricultural production. Non-traditional forms of farming. Strategic, every day and financial management-model and implementation.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - about the functionality of different agricultural sectors, their relationship and technological processes of production;
Skills - to recognize different agricultural sectors in multi sectorial agricultural holding;

Competence - to formulate obtained knowledge, form and defend practice report, what indicates on students competence to discuss and analyze different agricultural sectors.

Course Content(Calendar)

Full time intramural studies:
1. The history of agriculture at the Memorial Museumof K. Ulmanis “Pikšas”, 2 h [L];
2. Introduction to practice place of LLU Research and study farm “Vecauce”, farm production sectors,3 h [L];
3. Characterization and analysis crop production sector, 3 h [L], 2 h [P];
4. Characterization and analysis of horticulture sector, 2 h [ L], 2 h [P];
5. Characterization and analysis of animal husbandry sector, 2 h [L], 2 h [P];
6. Characterization of biogas factory, 1 h [L];
7. Wood processing and other manufacturing branches, 1 h [L];
8. Mechanization, energy, industrial buildings and facilities, 1 h [L];
9. Rural tour 1 h [L];

10. Final seminar, 2 h

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully completed practice program and assignments, submission of practice report (up to 5 pages) and presentation - in group.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Individually finished tasks of practice.
Preparation of practice report.
Preparation of presentation – in group.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Mark. The end evaluation consists of practice report, fulfilment of practice tasks, presentation and discussion. Evaluation is affected by the quality of practice report and attendance to

Compulsory reading

1. Spēkā esošā Eiropas Savienības un nacionālā likumdošana;
2. Lauksaimniecības organizāciju mājas lapas un tajās ievietotās spēkā esošās programmas;

3. LLU LF izstrādātie noformēšanas noteikumi.

Further reading

1. Racionālu piena lopkopības ražošanas modeļu rokasgrāmata. Latvijas Lauku konsultāciju un izglītības centrs, 2018.
2. Lopbarības analīžu rezultātu apkopojums. Latvijas Lauku konsultāciju un izglītības centrs, 2013.

3. Izmēģinājumi augkopībā un lopkopībā.Latvijas Lauku konsultāciju un izglītība scentrs

Periodicals and other sources

1. Nozares periodikas izdevums Latvijas Lopkopis.

2. ZM Lauksaimniecības gada ziņojumi


Compulsory course for students of all specialties in undergraduate programs of all faculties in 1. or 2. semester of 1. study year (September – December, January – May).