Learning by Doing
FOURTH YEAR MODULES
In the last ten years, the poultry industry is the fastest growing activity (6% annually) within the
livestock sector both in Honduras and Latin America. Such growth demands greater
productive efficiency in order to keep accessible the prices of the consumer goods that this
activity provides to the basic basket and at the same time remains profitable for poultry
The way to face this challenge is through technological research and development to obtain more consumer goods with fewer inputs, opt for the best technology that adapts to the needs of Latin American producers, implement biosafety programs to ensure more production. clean, as well as training producers both in the business environment and on small farms.
In the three-week duration of the module, the student has the opportunity to apply the fundamentals, basic concepts and different technologies in the commercial management of a poultry farm, also getting involved in the research processes in making data and decisions for the obtaining efficient production of poultry meat and egg production.
• At the end of the module, the student will be able to diagnose the current situation and the relative importance of the production systems of broilers, laying hens, incubation, processing and avian nutrition and their contribution to food production as an activity of global importance.
Students will be able to apply pig production techniques, through the development of skills in management, feeding and reproduction, under intensive pig exploitation systems where students learn to think, interpret, perform and act in different pig exploitation systems. through a purely practical experience.
• Carry out piglet management practices at birth, following established procedures and safety measures.
• Surgically castrate a pig, using established procedures and safety measures.
• Supervise the natural mounting of pigs, following established procedures and safety measures..
• Diagnose sow pregnancy, using Doppler ultrasound, following established safety measures.
• Identify the physical and productive differences of the different breeds of pigs found on the farm.
Address: PO Box 93, Km 30 Tegucigalpa to Danlí Road, Yeguare Valley, San Antonio de Oriente Municipality. Francisco Morazán, Honduras, C.A.
Phone Number: (504) 2287-2000
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