Level of course: Combined Master’s and PhD course
Time of year: August 2019 (Summer University)
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like:
The workload is distributed as follows:
Capacity limits: 25 participants
Objectives of the course:
The objective of the course is to qualify the students to plan, evaluate and discuss feeding rations in commercial dairy herds. The teaching, student forum and the teacher collegium will be international with a focus on a Scandinavian setting.
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Presence at all course activities and active participation in the course and in the group work is obligatory.
Before the course, students individually prepare a report (2 standard pages) and presentation (10 min) about their current and previous national feed evaluation system for dairy cattle. During the course students are trained to plan, evaluate and discuss feeding rations in commercial dairy herds using the NorFor system, and to discuss elements of this based on lectures, literature, farm data and cases, excursions, individual and group discussions, exercises and report writing. After the course students will prepare a group report (3-4 standard pages per student) on feed budgeting and planning in commercial dairy herds with a focus on ration optimisation to optimal production level and cost minimisation. At the end of the course the groups present their report outline and status.
Enrolment as PhD student. B.Sc. including courses in livestock animal physiology and nutrition.
Name of lecturers:
Professor Martin Riis Weisbjerg, Aarhus University, Denmark, and postdoc Marianne Johansen, PhD, Aarhus University, Denmark
Tentative teacher list:
Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, exercises, group work, excursions
To be announced
The examination is a combination of 2 oral presentations with questioning, assessment of an individual and a group assignments (2 reports), and presence and active participation in the course.
Assessment: Passed/not passed.
Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University.
Special comments on this course:
This course is held as summer university in Aarhus. It is also offered as a NOVA master course.
5 - 15 August 2019.
AU Summer University, Campus Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
For registration: Send an e-mail to Martin Riis Weisbjerg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Martin Riis Weisbjerg, e-mail: email@example.com.