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Animal Feeding

Course unit title Animal Feeding
Course unit code AKA27E
Type of course unit --
Level of course unit
Year of study
Semester summer
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Name of lecturer
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
Graduates have advanced knowledge of nutrition and systems of feeding techniques, categories and types of livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, poultry, rabbits, fur animals). They are able to understand the bases of nutrient requirements, feed and nutritional value of feeds. Graduates know the methodology development rations and feed mills. They can describe and explain the link between food and the amount and quality of livestock production. Graduates can define the relationship of animals and the environment. Graduates have view of the organization of nutrition guidelines for the development and production lines for feed preparation and submission of animals.
On the basis of specific performance they are able to determine nutrient and energy needs of an individual animal. The nutrients contained in the ration can predict the level of performance. They can identify important limits, affecting the level of performance, nutrient conversion and production efficiency. They can analyze the causes of low efficiency in animal nutrition and creative way to address the risk of foodborne disturbances and adverse impacts on the quality of animal products. Graduates can practically apply information technology to optimize feed rations, calculation formulas and delivery of compound feed base.
Competencies - making judgments
Graduates can discuss the issues and present their own expert opinion, can clearly communicate information for specialists and the general public, they are able to specify the problems and propose possible solutions. They can operate both under the leadership and the teamwork. They are able to communicate in Czech with efficient use of specialized terminology that discipline.
Competencies - communication
They are ready to work creatively and aggressively treated. When creating a syllogism is able to confront the sources of information with their own knowledge and experience. Graduates can apply their knowledge and ideas logically analyze and draw conclusions.They are able to plan, motivate and manage activities of other team members.
Competencies - learning skills
In its education are ready to use prior knowledge and systematic use of information resources are able to develop specialist knowledge. They can critically evaluate and apply methodologies from related disciplines, manages to analyze and synthesize information, understand the current trend in the discipline. They can orientate the other in search of educational needs in this field.

Mode of delivery face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended optional programme components
Course contents


  1. Philosophy formation norm needs of nutrients and energy for farm animals
  2. Exploitation of optimization program to formation feeding rations and prescriptions of feeding mixtures
  3. Method needs balances of feedstuffs for farm animals, feeding plan
  4. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of cattle - calves into 6 month.
  5. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of cattle - young breeding cattle
  6. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of cattle - fattening cattle and bulls.
  7. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of cattle - dairy cow
  8. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of sheep and goats
  9. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of pig - suckling pigs
  10. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of pigs - breeding pigs, fattening pigs
  11. Systems sustenance and organization fodder single category of pigs - sow, boars
  12. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of gallinaceous and water poultry
  13. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of horses
  14. Systems of nourishment and organization feeding of single category of rabbit and carnivore


  1. Introduction into object, literature, requirements, repetition of coherent problems
  2. Formation norm of nutrients need, tables, databases, examples of calculation
  3. Methodology of formation feeding rations for farm animals - manners of calculation, examples
  4. Principles and utilize education program hard by formation feeding rations
  5. Apprise of optimization program, examples of utilize
  6. Utilize optimization program hard by organization the phase nourishment of dairy cow
  7. Calculation balance needs of feeds and allowance of feeds in agricultural farm examples
  8. Setting and calculation project of needs balance of feedstuffs in concrete agricultural farm
  9. Calculation of feeding rations for sheep and goats, concrete examples
  10. Calculation prescriptions of feeding mixtures, premixes, ingredient and additives
  11. Calculation prescriptions of feeding mixture, examples of calculation
  12. Optimalization prescriptions of full and additional feeding mixture for pig
  13. Optimalization prescriptions of feeding mixture for poultry
  14. Total appreciation, Pass - eligible
Recommended or required reading

Required literature

Zeman, L., Doležal, P., Kopriva, A. et al. 2006. Výživa a krmení hospodárských zvírat, Profi Pres s.r.o., Praha, 360 s., ISBN 80-86726-17-7
Šimecek K., Zeman L., Heger J. 1999. Potreba živin a tabulky výživné hodnoty krmiv pro prasata. CAZV KVHZ Pohorelice, 108 s. ISBN 80-901598-4-2
Zelenka J., Heger J., Zeman L. 2007. Doporucený obsah živin v krmných smesích a výživná hodnota krmiv pro drubež. CAZV KVHZ Brno, 78 s. ISBN 978-80-7175-091-6
Sommer, A. et al. 1994. Potreba živin a tabulky výživné hodnoty krmiv pro prežvýkavce. VÚVZ Pohorelice, 198 s., ISBN 80-9011598-1-8
Zeman L., Šajdler P., Homolka P., Kudrna V.: Potreba živin a tabulky výživné hodnoty krmiv pro kone. Odborná monografie, MENDELU Brno. 2005, 116 p. ISBN 80-7157-855-X.

Recommended literature

Kodeš A., Mudrík Z., Hucko B.,. Kacerovská L. 2001. Základy moderní výživy prasat. CZU KVKHZ Praha, 116 s. ISBN 80-213-0786-2
Kodeš A., Mudrík Z., Hucko, B.2003. Základy moderní výživy drubeže. CZU KVKHZ Praha, 137 s. ISBN 80-213-1077-4
Mudrík, Z., Doležal, P., Koukal, P., et al. 2006. Základy moderní výživy skotu. CZU, KMVD Praha, 270s., ISBN 80-213-1559-8
Meyer, H., Coenen, M. (2003): Krmení koní, IKAR, 254 s., ISBN 80-249-0264-8

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  Lectures total: 2 hours per week
  Practicals total: 2 hours per week
Assessment methods and criteria
  The course is completed credit after submission of the classified Final Protocol from the model experiment, classified presentations on selected topics. Oral test in which students demonstrate their knowledge, skills and qualifications. Teachers are asking three questions from the list of available one month before the exam. Students have 20 minutes time to prepare answers. Correspond to the form of discussion with the teacher who asks the next question, which verifies the student's knowledge, skills and qualifications. Students are assessed points. The final result is announced on the examination day.
Language of instruction: Czech
Work placement
  This course unit does not consist of work placement
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