- Degree type
- Language of education
- 40 months
- Tuition fee EU/EEA
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- Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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- Education type
- Start of program
- Application deadline
- Type of institution
- Institute for International Education
Traditionally pigs are a source of high quality protein, which can be produced from agricultural by-products unsuitable for human consumption. Animal feed is commonly the most limiting factor in relation to livestock production, as it may be in short supply to expensive and/or of substandard quality. The increasing demand for pork and the importance of feed requires practice-oriented workers in extension, education and training.
Extension officers, teachers and instructors in
animal production and managers in the field of
the husbandry of pigs and compound feed production.
As a result of the training the participant is able to:
• Manage or supervise or guide pig production from back-yard systems to intensive, intermediate scale pig farming methods;
• Appreciate the relevance of local poultry farmers’ knowledge, experience and practices and create awareness of sustainable production concepts and methods;
• Identify, recognise and analyse opportunities and problems, taking into account constraints and utilise possibilities concerning pig husbandry and the use of local feed-stuffs;
• Co-operate with others of various disciplines in planning, designing and implementing pro-jects in the field of pig husbandry and animal feed production;
• Transfer relevant knowledge, skills and technology concepts to small and intermediate scale pig farmers and ditto animal feed producing units;
• Tackle more efficiently the problems with regard to optimum utilisation of locally available feed-stuffs, which are unsuitable for human consumption.