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Incubation and (Broiler) Parent Stock Management

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Certificate / Diploma Short course Dronten

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Management of parent stock flocks to produce a maximum of first class hatching eggs. Incubate eggs to realize a high hatchability, and first rate chicks. Design and management aspects of a hatchery
Course description In this training we focus on the correct management of the parent stock. Especially differences broiler and layer parent stock, feeding and housing systems get attention. All hatchery aspects like theory of the hatching, chick development, and climate during the hatching process are trained. In the practical classes we set eggs, candling and break out result is trained and we hatch the eggs. Excursions to a hatchery and a breeding company are included. During economic classes we pay attention to the cost price of a hatching egg and a d.o.c.. The lay-out of a hatchery in relation to the parent stock farms is the assignment students have to work out and present during the training.
Study subjects Module is including theoretical and practical subjects related to: • Management of a parent stock farm • Feeding parent stock • Housing parent stock • Breeding programmes • Incubating and hatching eggs in theory and practical classes • Practical on parent stock farm analysis • Economics of hatching egg and d.o.c. • Calculations on hatchery size and lay out in relation to the parent stock farm
Course objectives The student is able to act as an advisor, trainer or manager/entrepreneur in parent stock farms. Propose improvements for management based on acquired skills and knowledge. The student understands the principals of the hatching process and is able to manage a hatchery and make proposals for improvement of hatching results.
ECTS credits 4.00
Duration 4 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, design project, excursion, individual assignment, integration module, 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
  1. A diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in the desired field of study. Working experience (3 years or more) in the desired field of study.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
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Duration 4 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
2 Mar 2020 2 Jan 2020 19 Oct 2019
1 Mar 2021 1 Nov 2020 10 Oct 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 3825n.a.

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