976099 Environmentally relevant aspects of animal nutrition

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Wetscherek, Wolfgang
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


Land requirements for the production of feed for different animal species and performance levels
• Legal framework
• Comparison of the necessary resources (water, energy, nutrients) per produced food
o Factors
o calculation models
o CO2 foodprint, Food Competition Animal - People
• Possibilities to reduce P or N excretion
• Possibilities of improving nutrient availability in feed (eg: enzyme additives, destruction of negative ingredients)
• Alternatives to animal food and their environmentally relevant aspects with the example of insects

Previous knowledge expected

Basic principles of animal nutrition and feed

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

• Provide information on the legal framework and the consequences for animal nutrition
• Understanding the relationships that influence the resource requirements of the production of animal food.
• In the seminar part of the course, the students should learn a critical treatment of information on this topic by means of literature examples and present it and discuss it in the group.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.