Applied animal breeding 420

Module code TLR 420
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Formulation and application of breeding objectives. Animal recording systems and international guidelines for evaluation. Specie-specific breeding systems. Breeding objectives and selection programmes for beef and dairy cattle, small stock, poultry, pigs and companion animals. Selection of traits of economic importance and the efficiency thereof. Crossbreeding systems in meat producing farm animals. Breed development.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites TLR 411 GS and simultaneously register for KVK 420 and VSX 420
Contact time 2 lectures per week, fortnightly practicals
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal and Wildlife Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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