Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
MRA301PASTURE MANAGEMENTElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To search the relations between grazing livestock in meadows and vegetation , to understand the changes of meadow vegetation, to teach the technical rules of grazing at meadows.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Yaşar Tuncer KAVUT
Learning Outcomes
1To explicate the relations between livestock population and availability of fodder crop resources in Turkey.
2To comprehend the grazing styles and habbits of livestock.
3To learn the grazing effects and its changes on meadow plants .
4To perceive the proper meadow management rules.
5To estimate livestock feeding problems caused by meadow grazing.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The relations between livestock population and availability of fodder crop resources. The changes of meadow vegetation caused by grazing. The grazing styles and habbits of livestock. The proper meadow management rules. Livestock feeding problems caused by meadows .
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The relations between livestock population and availability of fodder crop resources. Lİteratur
2The importance of meadows for animal husbandry(Health and Feed). Lİteratur
3Grazing habits and meadow types according to the species of grazing livestock. Lİteratur
4Nutrient reserves of meadow crops. Lİteratur
5Reproduction characteristics of meadow plants. Lİteratur
6Grazing effects of meadow plants: a- The relations between livestock behaviors and grazing b- The grazing effects on root growth Lİteratur
7c- The grazing effects on crop yield Lİteratur
8d- The grazing effects on breeding e- The grazing effects on fodder value Lİteratur
9f- Other effects of grazing Lİteratur
10Midterm
11Technical rules of grazing: a- To match the grazing season b- To graze with proper livestock species Lİteratur
12c- To match the grazing capacity d- Uniform grazing Lİteratur
13Grazing systems Lİteratur
14Meadow problems in terms of animal husbandry Lİteratur
15Fodder value and taste Lİteratur
16FinalLİteratur
Recommended or Required Reading
1-Aydın,İ.,Uzun,F.,2002:Çayır-Mera Amenajmanı ve Islahı.19Mayıs Ün. Zir. Fak. Ders Kitabı NO:9, 313 sy. SAMSUN 2-Bakır,Ö.,1987:Çayır-Mera Amenajmanı. Ankara Ün. Zir. Fak. Yayınları NO:992,363 sy. ANKARA 3- Gençkan, M.S.,1985:Çayır-Mera Kültürü-Amenajmanı-Islahı..Ege Ün. Zir.Fak. Yay. No. 483,655 sy., Bornova / İZMİR 4-Gökkuş,A.,Koç,A.,2001:Mera ve Çayır Yönetimi.Atatürk Ün. Zir. Fak. Ders Yayınları NO:228,329 sy. ERZURUM
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14114
Practice14228
Team/Group Work6212
Field Work10330
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation212
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)110
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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