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International Pig Management & Feed Production (Barneveld)

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Certificate / Diploma Short course Dronten

Course description

Qualification Diploma
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Focus is the management of a pig farm as entrepreneur/advisor, the management and daily operation of a feed mill as manager/advisor/trainer and be future proof in the production of feed and pigs.
Course description Focus of this programme is: The management/ entrepreneurship/ advisory/ training of a pig farm or a feed mill. The programme contains assignments on farm and mill level, applied lectures and practical training, leading to applied farm and mill analysis with translation to improved technical/economic results. This requires insight in the management aspects within different pig farms or feed mills. This implies that one should be aware of applicable production standards and using them in an appropriate way. On farm AI is an aspect of the training too. Knowledge on pig behaviour and the ability to monitor pigs is also necessary to draw conclusions on the performance of the farm. Knowledge on the product flow in a feed mill and the ability to observe this and draw conclusions on the performance of the mill The focus also implies that one should be a discussion partner for stakeholders like managers, veterinarians, feed suppliers/buyers and consumers. Peppered with a lot of practical training (understand, advice and optimize in different professional situations). A well-motivated business plan for starting or renewing a pig farm and a feed production unit is written.
Study subjects The content of the study includes theoretical and practical subjects related to: • Managing a pig farm and feed mill • Nutrition • Economics • Housing • Breeding & Insemination • Health & welfare • Advisory training • Practical training farm analysis • Semen collection and processing • Assessing quality of raw materials • Feed production • Knowledge on raw materials • Feed formulation
Course objectives The student is able to operate as an advisor, trainer or manager/entrepreneur in pig husbandry and/or a feed mill. Propose improvements for management based on acquired skills and knowledge
ECTS credits 38.00
Duration 44 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, design project, excursion, individual assignment, integration module, laboratory work, lecture, portfolio, poster presentation, practicum, self study, workshop
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About the institution

Department Aeres Training Centre International (Barneveld)
Information about the institution Talent for growth. That is what Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS) from the Netherlands stands for. Our university is rooted in the agricultural and educational higher education. We focus on education, research and sharing knowledge. This is how we contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programmes, a Master programme and a number of short courses. We have three faculties in the cities: Dronten, Almere and Wageningen. We share the same vision and mission, but we each have our own profile and identity. Aeres UAS is part of the Aeres group, which also contains TVET colleges in Agriculture and Aeres Training Centre International (ATCI) in Barneveld. The short coures of Aeres UAS are offered in close cooperation with ATCI and result into a certificate or diploma.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
Professional experience required -
Duration 44 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
31 Aug 2020 1 Jul 2020 10 Mar 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 34370n.a.

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  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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