PIG PRODUTION

Course Information
TitleΧΟΙΡΟΤΡΟΦΙΑ / PIG PRODUTION
CodeΝ427Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001948

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
ZŌIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
ZŌIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
600120079
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
-
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to: 1. Know the biology and the geographical diversity of the domestic pig and identify the most common breeds of pigs, 2. identify the different swine production systems (farrow to finish, vertically integrated free range etc., 3. identify the different production stages in a swine enterprise (weaning breeding, nursery, etc.), 4. to apply mating schemes and follow a genetic improvement or breeding program, 5. select breeding livestock (gilts, boars)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The significance and evolution of pig production. Breeds, genetic evaluation and reproductional use of pigs. Basic production traits. Genetic improvement systems, conditions and management in pig production.
Keywords
Swine Production, Pigs, Husbandry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Use of 1. power point 2. E-mail access to all students for info purposes and lecture clarification
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures100
Laboratory Work20
Reading Assigment17
Exams3
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
Final Exam: 100%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γ. Παπαδόπουλος. Χοιροτροφία, 1η έκδ. Εκδόσεις Σταμούλη Α.Ε. Αθήνα. 2005. Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 23048
Additional bibliography for study
1. J. McGlone and W. Pond. Pig Production: Biological Principals and Applications. Delmar Publications. 2003. 2. Pork Industry Handbook: Purdue University. https://www.ces.purdue.edu/new/ 3. Ιστοσελίδες: α. National Pork Producers Council and Pork Board http://www.porkboard.com http://www.nppc.org/indexchoose.html β. Pig and Pork News: http://porknet.com γ. Pork Magazine: http://porkmag.com δ. Pork News: http://thepigsite.com
Last Update
27-01-2019