Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3021040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 草地・飼料学
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Grassland and Feed Science
オビツ タケト,クロカワ ユウゾウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues1-4:ABS C203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Animal Science Cource, 3rd year student, compulsory elective
Keywords Self-sufficiency ratio of feed, concentrate feed, forage, fiber, protein, fatty acid, supplement, probiotics, ruminants, monogastric animal, grassland, forage crop, grass, cultivation, harvest, silage, cropping system, environment, SDG_2, SDG_6, SDG_7, SDG_12, SDG_13, SDG_15. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Leaning theoretical and reasonable animal production system with basic knowledge of feed production and feed utilization  
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding natural phenomena related to animal and plant production in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism and production environment that supports the phenomena

・Knowledge and understanding regarding the mechanism of animal and plant production in fields and relation between animals and the human society and natural environment.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to identify issues that he/she should pursue for a specific phenomenon related to animal and plant production, organize his/her own opinion, logically publish them orally and/or in writing, and discuss the topic 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Feed science and grassland science are essential areas for efficient livestock production.
Students learn about 1) back ground of feed supply and consumption, 2)feed nutrients, 3)feed sources, 4) feed additives and safety, 5) nutrient requirements and feed formulation, 6) grassland function and structure 7) the efficient forage production systems, including grazing 8) environmental issues in grassland ecosystem. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1:  Introduction, What is grassland? Grassland type and distribution
Lesson 2: Classification of grass and forage.
Lesson 3: Utilization of grassland 1 Cropping system for forage production.
Lesson 4: Utilization of grassland 2. Grazing.
Lesson 5: Cultivation and harvest of forage crop.
Lesson 6: Grassland and weed.
Lesson 7: Cultural control of weed in grassland. Grassland diagnosis.
Lesson 8: Energy and nutrient budget in grassland.
Lesson 9: Self-sufficiency ratio of feed. Forage and concentrated feed.
Lesson 10: Chemical composition of feed.
Lesson 11: Classification of feed 1, Feed for energy source.
Lesson 12: Classification of feed 2, Feed for protein source
Lesson 13: Classification of feed 3, Feed preparing and preservation.
Lesson 14: Feed additives and feed safety.
Lesson 15: How to feed for domestic animals.
Lesson 16: Examination. 
Animal Nutrition  (McDonald, P. et al) 
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(More Details) Handouts, Bb9, slides, blackboard 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Students need to read text book for every lessons. 
Grading Method Test at each lesson (30%) + exams on Lesson 10 and Lesson 15 (70%)
More than 60% attendance of total classes is required to have exams.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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