Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ORH301ORGANIC ANIMAL HUSBANDRY Elective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To teach scientific, current and practical informations about about organic animal production
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Figen KIRKPINAR Prof. Dr. Nedim Koşum
Learning Outcomes
1To learn general philosophy and basic principles of organic animal production
2To follow the current situation and developments in organic animal production in the world and Turkey
3To have knowledge in legal arrengements and control-certification mechanism
4To have knowledge on principles of ecological production in different animal species (genotyp, breeding, , manegement, housing, health care, feeds and nutrition)
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The general descriptions of organic animal production, current situation and developments in the world and Turkey, legal arrengements and control-certification, principles of organic production in different animal species (genotyp, breeding, , manegement, housing, health care, feeds and nutrition)
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The general descriptions of organic animal production, current situation and developments in the world and Turkey Applied of organic ruminant production in the world (slide and videos)
2Legal arrengements and control-certification mechanism of organic animal production Applied of organic poultry production in the world (slide and videos)
3Organic cattle production: genotyp and breeding Applied of organic ruminant production in Turkey (slide and videos)
4Organic cattle production: housing, manegement and health care Applied of organic poultry production in Turkey (slide and videos)
5Digestive system, physiology and nutriment of organic cattle Examples of beef diet formulations
6Organic cattle nutrition Examples of cattle diet formulations
7Organic sheep and goat production: genotyp and breeding Surveying of organic beef and cattle farm
8MID-TERM EXAM
9Organic sheep and goat production: housing, manegement and health care Surveying of organic sheep and goat farm
10Digestive system, physiology and nutriment of organic sheep and goat Examples of sheep diet formulations
11Examples of sheep diet formulations Examples of goat diet formulations
12Organic poultry production: genotyp and breeding Housing in organic production
13Organic poultry production: housing, manegement and health care Surveying of organic poultry farm
14Digestive system, physiology and nutriment of organic poultry Examples of broiler diet formulations
15Organic poultry nutrition Examples of layer diet formulations
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Bio Suisse Standards for the production, processing and marketing of produce from organic farming Switzerland (2007). 55 p. Beşirli, G. (2009). Organik Tarım. Tarım ve Köyişleri Bakanlığı Teşkilatlanma ve Destekleme Genel Müdürlüğü Çiftçi Eğitim ve Yayım Serisi, Ankara Codex Alimentarious, Guidelines For The Production, Processing, Labelling And Marketing of Organically Produced Foods, GL 32 – 1999, Rev. 1 – (2001) 52 p. Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91, 24 June 1991. On Organic Production Of Agricultural Products and Indications Referring Thereto On Agricultural Products And Foodstuffs. 1991R2092.Amended by: Official Journal, 06.05. (2006). 95 p. CCOF, 2000. Certification handbook. www.ccof.org Hansen, G. J, H.F. Alroe and O. Schmid. Organic Rules Database: to support revision of the EU Regulation on Organic Agriculture (www.organic-revision.org). (2006) International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFAOM) Basic Standarts. (2005). Lampkin, N., (1997). Organic poultry production.Welsh Institute of Rural Studies. University of Wales. Aberystwyth. McDonald P, R.A. Edwards, J.F.D. Greenhalgh, C.A. Morgan, Animal Nutrition (Sixth Edition), Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 2 JE 672 p. (2002). Yussefi, M., Radics L., Organic farming course book for post-secondary education. Szaktudas Kiado Haz, Budapest. 263 p. (2006). Willer, H. (2002). www.soel.de/inhalte/publikationen/s_74_04.pdf Şayan Y., ve M. Polat, Organik Hayvansal Üretimin Genel Prensipleri (Bölüm 20). Sürdürebilir Rekabet Avantajı Elde Etmede Organik Tarım Sektörü, Sektörel Stratejiler ve Uygulamalar, URAK Yayinlari Yayın No: 2006/1. 474-482. (2006).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Homework Problems41872
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)134
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
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3
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4
PO
5
PO
6
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LO2   34 
LO345    
LO45     
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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