Practical Work on a Domestic Animal Farm, 10 cr - LMSE0100
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Learning outcomes of the course
The student is familiar with livestock production types. The student is familiar with the practices and most essential work tasks of domestic animal farm and with the environmental impact of livestock production.
The student knows how to handle and care for animals in accordance with occupational safety.
The student is able to evaluate the effect of production environment to the animals’ production and wellness. The student knows the most important laws and regulations.
The student is able to perform farm machine works safely and efficiently. The student knows how to drive a tractor and attach driven machines to tractors, taking into account work safety.
The student is familiar with basic tractor techniques and has learned the importance of preventive maintenance.
Livestock production forms and environments.
Livestock breeds in Finland.
Marking and registration of animals.
Factors affecting the quality of food products in livestock farms.
Basics of livestock anatomy.
Basics of feeding.
Tractor construction, maintenance and safe operation in farm works.
Cows’ treatment and milking exercises in the school’s barn.
Tractor driving and reversing.
Working in a livestock farm.
(Visiting a tractor factory.)
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
0 (fail) The knowledge and know-how requirement for the course is not met.
1 (adequate) The student knows the daily tasks of a domestic animal farm and is able to do them. The student knows the requirements put on a production environment by animals.
2 (satisfactory) Along with aforementioned, the student knows the meaning of efficient use of machines and production buildings.
Assessment criteria - grade 3 and 4
3 (good) Along with aforementioned, the student knows the impact a domestic animal farm’s activities have on food hygiene and the welfare of animals.
4 (very good) Along with aforementioned, the student knows how to work in an environmentally responsible way in a domestic animal farm.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
5 (excellent) Along with aforementioned, the student knows how to work independently and responsibly at a domestic animal farm.