Animal Production Systems and Products
Examine the food and fibre production chain of beef, sheep and dairy cattle, pigs and poultry. Research emerging animal industries. Dissect animal reproduction, lactation, growth and development. Inspect the class and quality of animal products.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a technical and theoretical knowledge of the subject by recognising the characteristics of the various products of the livestock industries (including meat, milk, fibre, eggs and draught power) particularly as they relate to consumer demand for the product;
- identify the range of production systems that have developed to support animal production in various environments, and the physical and biological constraints to such systems thereby demonstrating the ability to analyse information, work autonomously and use judgement;
- demonstrate a technical and theoretical knowledge of the nature, structure and size of the major Australian livestock industries, and their relation to world markets; and
- analyse information, interpret and transmit solutions to complex problems by identifying alternative animal industries and the opportunities that they present and the constraints that they face.
- Fibre production
- Sheep production
- Meat production
- Beef production
- Poultry production
- Pig production
- Dairy production
- Alternative animal industries
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This unit includes an on-campus intensive at the Armidale campus of UNE
- Mid trimester quiz (20%)
- Essay (15%)
- Oral Seminar Presentation (10%)