Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
HMK302MECHANIZATION OF LIVESTOCKElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to learn all parts of machines of livestock and its working principles
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Hamdi Bilgen
Learning Outcomes
1Learning the importance of mechanization in livestock husbandry
2Learning the specifications of machines used in forage harvestry
3Learning the specifications of machines used in concentrate feed preparation
4Learning the mechanization on feeding
5Learning watering technics in livestock husbandry
6Handling technology of manure at livestock husbandry
7Learning the milking and milk cooling technology and precision livestock farming
8Learning the other mechanization applications at livestock husbandry
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to Machinery of Livestock Husbandry, Forage Harvesting Machinery, Concentrate Feed Preparation Machinery, Mechanization on Feeding, Watering Technics in Livestock Husbandry, Handling Technology of Manure at Livestock Husbandry, Milking and Milk Cooling Technology, Precision Livestock Farming, Other Applications of Mechanization in Livestock Husbandry
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to machinery of livestock husbandry
2Forage mechanization; Systems of forage harvesting mechanization
3Forage mechanization; Forage harvesting mechanization (Cutting mechanics and mowers)
4Forage mechanization; Forage harvesting machinery (Conditioning and hay making machinery)
5Forage mechanization; Forage harvesting mechanization (Tedding technique and tedders)
6Forage mechanization; Forage harvesting machinery (Pick-up systems and self loading machinery)
7Forage mechanization; Forage harvesting machinery (Baling operations and balers)
8Midterm Exam
9Forage mechanization; Forage harvesting machinery (Silage making mechanization)
10Concentrate feed preparation mechanization (Crushing and breaking machinery, feed mixing machinery)
11Mechanization on feeding (Conveying and distribution of feed materials) in livestock husbandry
12Watering mechanization in livestock husbandry
13Handling mechanization of manure in livestock husbandry (solid and liquid manure systems)
14Milking and milk cooling technology, computerized herd management systems
15Precision livestock farming and other mechanization applications (Incubators, clipping machines)
16Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Ayık, M.; 1985. Hayvancılıkta Mekanizasyon, A.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları 950, Ders Kitabı: 273, Ankara, 268 s 2. Yıldız, Y.; 1993. Hayvancılıkta Mekanizasyon, Ç.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Genel Yayın No: 84, Ders Kitapları Yayın No:20, Adana, 255 s.
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
Self Study13565
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11313
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1  4 5 
LO2  4 5 
LO3  4 5 
LO4  4 5 
LO5  4 5 
LO6  4 5 
LO7  4 5 
LO8  4 5 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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