932102 Animal breeding

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Willam, Alfons
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Evolution - domestication - breeds - animal breeding, animal performances, basic principles of animal breeding (Mendelian rules, Hardy-Weinberg-Equilibrium, basic genetic model, population parameters, performance testing, estimation of breeding values), factors affecting response of selection (genetic variability, selection intensity, accuracy of selection, generation interval), selection methods and mating systems, utilisation of breeds in cattle, pig, sheep, goat, poultry and horse, excersices for better understanding the basic principles.

Previous knowledge expected

Course 954.112: Introduction to Genetics (AW)
Course 851.111: Statistics

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of this course is to obtain a general view of the basics of animal breeding.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.