Animal Breeding Course Online

Distance Learning Animal Breeding Course

How do I plan an animal breeding program?

Improve your knowledge of annual breeding and planning.

  • All tutors highly experienced and qualified in the field.
  • Learn about cross-breeding and live stock improvement.
  • A must for anyone wanting to learn more about animal breeding.

Plan and implement animal breeding programs using genetic theory, practical applications to daily husbandry practice, and management of animal breeding programs. This course includes a sound introduction to genetics relevant to any type of animal.  Information on A.I. also available.

Course Aims:

  • Explain genetic influence on the characteristics exhibited by animals.
  • Explain the factors that interact with genes to produce nonconformity in animals.
  • Develop procedures to select animals for a breeding program.
  • Develop an animal straight breeding program.
  • Develop an animal cross breeding program.
  • Explain the commercial methods used to breed farm animals.

Course Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Genetics
    • Plant cells
    • Animal cells
    • Cell division – mitosis (asexual reproduction); meiosis (sexual reproduction)
    • Genes – phenotype and genotype; homogenous and heterogenous
    • Terminology
    • The work of Mendel
    • Sex determination
  2. Genetics
    • Gene mutations
    • Lethal genes
    • Effect of the environment
    • Hybrid vigour
    • Genetics in agriculture
    • Heritability
  3. Selection
    • Animal breeding programs
    • Agriculture
    • Decide on your priorities
    • Dual purpose animals
    • Artificial selection
    • Gene groups
    • Regression
    • Domestic animals – Dogs, cats etc.
  4. Pure Breeding
    • Inbreeding – close breeding and line breeding
    • Genetic effects of inbreeding
    • Advantages and disadvantages
  5. Introduction to Cross Breeding
    • The effects of cross breeding in farm animals
    • Genetic effects, phenotype effects,heterosis, and genotype effect
    • Cross breeding in sheep
    • Cross breeding in domestic animals
  6. Cross Breeding
    • Practical cross breeding
    • Two breed or single cross
    • Back cross or crisscrossing
    • Cyclical crossing
    • Rotational crossing
    • Advantages of cross breeeding
    • Reciprocal recurrent selection
    • Breed societies
    • Grading up
  7. Livestock Improvement
    • Performance Testing
    • Sib Testing
    • Progeny testing
    • Relative breeding Values (RBV)
    • Artificial insemination
    • Synchroised heats
    • Ova transplants

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Distance Learning Animal Breeding Course

How do I plan an animal breeding program?

Improve your knowledge of annual breeding and planning.

  • All tutors highly experienced and qualified in the field.
  • Learn about cross-breeding and live stock improvement.
  • A must for anyone wanting to learn more about animal breeding.

Plan and implement animal breeding programs using genetic theory, practical applications to daily husbandry practice, and management of animal breeding programs. This course includes a sound introduction to genetics relevant to any type of animal.  Information on A.I. also available.

Course Aims:

  • Explain genetic influence on the characteristics exhibited by animals.
  • Explain the factors that interact with genes to produce nonconformity in animals.
  • Develop procedures to select animals for a breeding program.
  • Develop an animal straight breeding program.
  • Develop an animal cross breeding program.
  • Explain the commercial methods used to breed farm animals.

Course Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Genetics
    • Plant cells
    • Animal cells
    • Cell division – mitosis (asexual reproduction); meiosis (sexual reproduction)
    • Genes – phenotype and genotype; homogenous and heterogenous
    • Terminology
    • The work of Mendel
    • Sex determination
  2. Genetics
    • Gene mutations
    • Lethal genes
    • Effect of the environment
    • Hybrid vigour
    • Genetics in agriculture
    • Heritability
  3. Selection
    • Animal breeding programs
    • Agriculture
    • Decide on your priorities
    • Dual purpose animals
    • Artificial selection
    • Gene groups
    • Regression
    • Domestic animals – Dogs, cats etc.
  4. Pure Breeding
    • Inbreeding – close breeding and line breeding
    • Genetic effects of inbreeding
    • Advantages and disadvantages
  5. Introduction to Cross Breeding
    • The effects of cross breeding in farm animals
    • Genetic effects, phenotype effects,heterosis, and genotype effect
    • Cross breeding in sheep
    • Cross breeding in domestic animals
  6. Cross Breeding
    • Practical cross breeding
    • Two breed or single cross
    • Back cross or crisscrossing
    • Cyclical crossing
    • Rotational crossing
    • Advantages of cross breeeding
    • Reciprocal recurrent selection
    • Breed societies
    • Grading up
  7. Livestock Improvement
    • Performance Testing
    • Sib Testing
    • Progeny testing
    • Relative breeding Values (RBV)
    • Artificial insemination
    • Synchroised heats
    • Ova transplants

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear
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