74880 - Economics Of Livestock Production

Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Teaching Mode: Blended Learning
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Animal Production (cod. 8882)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has knowledge relating to the system of animal production in the context of the dynamics of the overall economic development. He knows the market for products and resources as the scope of synthesis between supply and demand and reciprocal relationship. Knows the Community and national policies and regulations involving animal products. In particular, the student is able to: analyze the input-output framework agrozootecnico-food; analyze the interdependencies productive and environmental functions using aggregate economic and business, is able to identify the criteria for the design engineer primary economic activity of enterprises , processing, distribution, use methods of analysis of the efficiency of the choices it is able to manage organizational systems company, manages the economic aspects of genetics, nutrition, health at the end of the course, the student learns the concept of economy aziendalenelle institutions and in society. What is meant by the economic entity and governance models. What are the strategies. Organizational structures. The model of the budget. The analysis of the financial results and the system of indexes. Accounting tools for business decisions. In particular, the student is able to analyze the main elements that characterize the economic activity of the enterprise. Determine the revenues and costs. Apply the budget instrument to guide economic decisions

Course contents

What is Zooeconomia.
The system.
The economic productivity. Economic development. The development of the agri-food sector.
The company and the external conditions: the public operator and international bodies.
Supranational bodies: the European Union.
The future scenarios of the development of European integration in relation to agricultural policies
Business decisions and business goals. The decision-making settings. Decision-making tools.
Economic aspects of cattle feeding
Economic aspects of health and genetic improvement in livestock
The CAP - evolution of the CMO
The CAP reform and future developments
Structural policy - regional development plans
Information sources for the knowledge of data relating to the supply chain
The chain of typical products.
The chain of organic products
The beef industry - milk
The system of quotas for milk production - "The Milk quotas"
The beef industry - meat
The chain of swine industry
The chain of poultry industry
The chain of goats ed equines


Giulio Zucchi, “Zooeconomia:Economia del Sistema delle Produzioni Animali”, Edizioni Avenue Media, reprint 2006
Lecture notes

Teaching methods

Traditional lesson

Assessment methods

The learning test takes place by passing a written and an oral test, according to the following methods:
1 - The written test consists in carrying out a topic of the teaching program. The date of the written test will be scheduled one week before the oral test.
2 - Once the written test has been successfully passed, the oral exam can be taken.

The final grade is based on the evaluation of the individual tests.

Teaching tools

Projections of slides

Office hours

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