Faculty of Livestock Raising and Water Bioresources is expanding its cooperation with Oklahoma State University (USA): Innovations in Animal Husbandry

June 24, 2019
     In June 2019 representatives of the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources of Oklahoma State University (USA) visited NUBiP of Ukraine.

   Among university guests were Head of the Master's Program in International Agriculture, Professor of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Dr. Shida Henneberry and master student Barret Moore. NUBiP of Ukraine was represented by teachers of the Department of Genetics, Breeding and Reproductive Biotechnology and P.D. Pshenychnyy Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology.

   American counterparts presented the peculiarities of studying at OSU, as well as some training programs. Barret Moore drew attention to the meat industrypeculiarities in the central and southern states of the USA. One of the characteristic features of the system is using powerful cooperative ties and specializing in cultivation of meat cattle, both under conditions of large fattening grounds (feedlots) and extended use of pastures. Barret Moore introduced the students to the main provisions of his master's thesis, which is devoted to the substantiation of effective feed ration, especially during transitional periods (autumn-winter and spring-summer). The author presented the conditions for carrying out the experiment using automatic control devices for weighing of experimental animals in field conditions, accounting for the amount of feed and water consumed. The use of a linear mathematical model made it possible to determine the most effective fattening scheme for livestock during transitional periods.

   During the visit to NUBiP of Ukraine, American colleagues together with the representatives of the Department of Genetics, Breeding and Reproductive Biotechnology visited Agricor Agro farm. The enterprise is situated in Chernihiv region and successfully breeds animals of such meat breeds as Limousine, Charolais, Simmental and Polissya Meat.

     We hope that future cooperation between NUBiP of Ukraine and Oklahoma State University will be long lasting and fruitful.



Associate Professor of the Department of Genetics,
Breeding and Reproductive Biotechnology


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