This course deals with unconventional animals or production forms and specific aspects of for keeping them in Europe or, more specifically, in Switzerland. This includes e.g. rare breeds, wild cattle, deer, camelids, ostrich and fish. Particular emphasis will be given to the regulations and the problems occurring with import, housing and marketing of the products.
At the end of the course the students are able to describe the conditions of keeping unconventional livestock and to develop recommendations for farmers intending to include niche production into the farm enterprise.
The contact hour part of the course (16 h) is conceptually a block course which is subdivided into one day of lecture and one day of excursion.
The non-contact hour part (14 h) is to comprehend the information given and to prepare for the examination
A documentation will be provided at the start of the course.
Will be communicated at the start of the course.
Prerequisites / Notice
Lecture and excursion have the same weight with respect to time allocation
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)