Feeding the World

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  • 8 Sequences
  • Introductive Level

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Syllabus

WEEK ONE:  POPULATION GROWTH AND GLOBAL ANIMAL INDUSTRIES
Animal food systems will be introduced and we’ll look at production processes here and across the globe with an eye on our growing population, demands of emerging economies, and more.

WEEK TWO:  ISSUES SURROUNDING ANIMAL PRODUCTION
The benefits, concerns, ethical aspects, and management of environmental resources used in animal production systems will be discussed.

WEEK THREE: ANIMAL FEED, THE ENVIRONMENT AND GENETICS
We’ll explore the what, how, and why aspects of animal feeding and how its production affects our environment. We’ll also talk about genetic selection and emerging technologies in animal breeding.

WEEK FOUR: GENERAL ANIMAL PRODUCTION, EFFICIENCY, AND FOOD SAFETY

The final weeks of the course will focus on specific animal systems. We’ll look at each (dairy cows, swine, poultry and beef cows) in terms of their industry trends, animal life cycles, different types of production systems and myths and issues surrounding them.

WEEK FIVE:  DAIRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

WEEK SIX:  SWINE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

WEEK SEVEN: POULTRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

WEEK EIGHT: BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Dr. David Galligan
Professor of Animal Health Economics
School of Veterinary Medicine

James Ferguson
Professor of Nutrition
School of Veterinary Medicine

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L'université de Pennsylvanie (communément appelée Penn) fondée en 1740 est une université privée située à Philadelphie, en Pennsylvanie, aux États-Unis. Membre de l'Ivy League, Penn est la quatrième plus ancienne institution d'enseignement supérieur des États-Unis et se considère comme la première université des États-Unis à proposer des études de premier et de deuxième cycle.

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