The physical labour supply of large-scale cattle colonies.
Keywords: animal husbandry, vocational training, workforce, competitiveness
The workforces of large-scale stock-breeding colonies face significant professional and generational changes, which play a part in the development forecasts for the period 2007-2013. Animal husbandry working processes require increasingly complex activities, therefore, with changes in the regulations relating to the end-product and to production, technological development, and the progress of mechanisation, more comprehensive technical knowledge will be required in the future. The foundations for the supply and constant development of valuable human resources that meet employers’ requirements are the various forms of vocational training. The establishment of short, practical, targeted courses is the best for changing the generally fixed, harmful working practices characteristic of animal husbandry, therefore their expansion is important.