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Animal Breeding Course Online

Why study this Animal Breeding course?

Are you a farmer, pet breeder, or agricultural professional? CourseStream’s online Animal Breeding course is designed for you!

This self-paced online course will provide you with the knowledge required to breed healthy animals with desirable characteristics. You will develop an understanding of how to manage commercial breeding programs, including through selection and straight and cross breeding.

The breeding of both farm animals, including livestock, and domestic pets are covered in this course. Whether you work as an agriculture or breeding professional and desire to improve your skills or hope to get a head start on future tertiary studies, studying with CourseStream will have a positive effect on your future.

What will you learn?

CourseStream’s online Animal Breeding course will teach you how to breed healthy herds and lines of animals in a commercial capacity. You will study animal genetics, including the science of reproduction, gene mutations, heritability, and the function of genetics in agriculture.

In addition, you will learn how to select breeding animals and pairs based on your priorities and desired characteristics. You will discover the advantages and disadvantages of different breeding strategies, including pure-breeding and crossbreeding.

While studying this course, you will develop a thorough understanding of commercial breeding methods for farm animals, such as improving livestock using testing and artificial insemination.

Who is this online Animal Breeding course for?

CourseStream’s online Animal Breeding course is designed for professionals who desire to upskill. Professional or hobby farmers, agricultural scientists, dog or cat breeders, animal biologists, and veterinary technicians will all be able to apply the knowledge gained from this course to their professional lives. The skills you learn will provide new opportunities for professional development and help you to advance in your career.

As well as current professionals, this course is suitable for anyone who hopes to pursue future university or college studies in agricultural science, ecology, biology, or animal science. You will become familiar with concepts covered in tertiary-level courses, giving you a head start to help you succeed.

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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Why study this Animal Breeding course?

Are you a farmer, pet breeder, or agricultural professional? CourseStream’s online Animal Breeding course is designed for you!

This self-paced online course will provide you with the knowledge required to breed healthy animals with desirable characteristics. You will develop an understanding of how to manage commercial breeding programs, including through selection and straight and cross breeding.

The breeding of both farm animals, including livestock, and domestic pets are covered in this course. Whether you work as an agriculture or breeding professional and desire to improve your skills or hope to get a head start on future tertiary studies, studying with CourseStream will have a positive effect on your future.

What will you learn?

CourseStream’s online Animal Breeding course will teach you how to breed healthy herds and lines of animals in a commercial capacity. You will study animal genetics, including the science of reproduction, gene mutations, heritability, and the function of genetics in agriculture.

In addition, you will learn how to select breeding animals and pairs based on your priorities and desired characteristics. You will discover the advantages and disadvantages of different breeding strategies, including pure-breeding and crossbreeding.

While studying this course, you will develop a thorough understanding of commercial breeding methods for farm animals, such as improving livestock using testing and artificial insemination.

Who is this online Animal Breeding course for?

CourseStream’s online Animal Breeding course is designed for professionals who desire to upskill. Professional or hobby farmers, agricultural scientists, dog or cat breeders, animal biologists, and veterinary technicians will all be able to apply the knowledge gained from this course to their professional lives. The skills you learn will provide new opportunities for professional development and help you to advance in your career.

As well as current professionals, this course is suitable for anyone who hopes to pursue future university or college studies in agricultural science, ecology, biology, or animal science. You will become familiar with concepts covered in tertiary-level courses, giving you a head start to help you succeed.

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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