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Animal Prouction

 General information 

Course name:

Animal Production

Main Scientific Field:

621 - Agricultural and animal production

Degree:

Higher Technical Professional Course (CTeSP) (Level 5 of the European Qualifications)

Duration:

2 years / 4 semesters

Department:

Department of Zootechnics, Rural Engeneering and Veterinary (DZERV)

Course Director:

Catarina Manuela Almeida Coelho (ccoelhoesav.ipv.pt)

Regime:

Daytime

Nr. of ECTS:

120 ECTS

Relevant areas for the course:

Biology and Geology, Mathematics and Physicochemistry

Entrance Testing:

Local application

Institution / course code:

3185 / T058

Other informations:

Higher Technical Professional Diploma

SIGQ Annual report
Course report 2017-2018
Course report 2018-2019

 

Objectives and skills

Program, organize and execute, autonomously or in teams, animal production activities, with holding management capacities, animal husbandry, machinery and equipment handling and livestock effluents.

 

 Main activities

  • Program, organize and guide, in an integrated manner, the agro-livestock farm management;
  • Rationally manage the food resources available for the animals;
  • Plan, guide and carry out animal husbandry activities;
  • Select, manage and handle agricultural machinery and equipment;
  • Design management plans of livestock effluents;
  • Implement measures to manage animal and animal productivity.

 

Study plan 

1st Year

Curriculum unit

Contact hours

ECTS

Animal Biology

60

5

Hygiene, Safety and Health at Work

45

4

Agricultural Enterprise Management

45

4

Introduction to Calculus

45

4

General Agriculture

45

4

Animal Production Systems

45

4

Anatomy and Physiology of Animal Production

60

5

Animal Sanity

45

4

Agro-Livestock Facilities and Equipments

60

5

Husbandry and Reproduction Techniques

45

4

Bovine Breeding

45

4

Nutrition and Animal Feed

60

5

Apiculture and Hunting Species

45

4

Fodder and Grassland

45

4

 

 

 

2nd Year

Curriculum units

Contact hours

ECTS

Poultry Farming

60

5

Applied Animal Breeding

45

4

Sheep and Goat Breeding

45

4

Cuniculture and Swine Farming

60

5

Aquaculture

45

4

Management of Livestock Effluents

45

4

Behavior and Animal Welfare

45

4

Internship

-

30

 

Areas of education and training

Areas of education and training

ECTS

621 - Agricultural and animal production

90

640 - Veterinary sciences

13

421 - Biology and Biochemistry

5

862 - Safety and hygiene

4

461 - Mathematics

4

624 - Fisheries

4

 

Access to bachelor degrees (1st Cycle)

Students with approval in all training components of the CTeSP, will be holders of a Diploma of Higher Professional Technician in Animal Production, being able to apply directly, through a special contest, to the ESAV Degree course of Animal Science and Technology.
During the course of studies a broad set of curricular units carried out in the CTeSP will be credited on the Degree courses mentioned above.

 

Access and admission

Consult specific application form for the course.

 

Component in work context

The training component in the context of work aims to apply the guideline and knowledge acquired to the practical activities of their professional profile.

The training component in the work context (internship) lasts for one semester and is ensured through protocols that ESAV has established with the entities or companies of the Viseu region and in specific cases of the bordering regions.

 

Protocols

  • ANCOSE-Associação Nacional de Criadores de Ovinos da Serra da Estrela
  • Savibel
  • AGRILAG-Comércio Agro-Pecuário, Lda.
  • Álvaro Herdade - Serviços Médicos, Lda.
  • Granja Avícola Grão Vasco, Lda.
  • NORTE AVES - Produção Avícola, S.A.
  • Aviclasse-Sociedade Avícola, SA
  • Rações Classe - Alimentos compostos para animais, S.A.
  • Ovo D'Ouro - Produção e comércio de ovos, Lda.
  • ANCRAS - Associação Nacional de Caprinicultores da Raça Serrana
  • CASSEPEDRO - Cooperativa Agro-Pecuária de São Pedro do Sul, CRL
  • ACGBA - Associação de Criadores de Gado da Beira Alta
  • Associação dos Apicultores da Beira Alta
  • DÃO-AGRO - Sociedade Agrícola do Dão S.A.
  • Associação de Produtores Florestais de Montemuro e Paiva
  • Davide Manuel Santos Silva