932306 Advanced animal breeding

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Willam, Alfons
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Introduction, selection, production system and breeding pyramid, breeding program (breeding goal, economic weights, herdbook, performance testing, estimation of breeding values and data-information-systems, selection, mating and reproduction technologies, genetic gain, genetic trend, transfer of genetic gain), basic structures of breeding programs (cooperative breeding programs, nucleus breeding programs), organisation of animal breeding (animal breeding organisations, organisations for artificial insemination + embryo transfer, organisations for performance testing and data processing).

Previous knowledge expected

Course Animal Breeding (932.120) und Animal Breeding-Performance Testing (932.107)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Deepening the theoretical knowledge in animal breeding and linking up with practical animal breeding (mainly in Austria). Understanding the basic concept of a breeding program and the organisation of running a breeding program. Knowledge of breeding organisations.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.