Reap feedlot management techniques for beef, dairy and sheep industries. Graze on best practice research and trade information from experts. Sprout principles. Track the feedlot life cycle from animal handling to waste management and welfare.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- critically analyse, evaluate and transform information in order to demonstrate an understanding of the key issues surrounding growth pathways, genetic selection, animal health and nutrition management and meat quality implications for grain-fed ruminant animals;
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of the social and environmental issues pertaining to the design and management of intensively housed ruminant animals; and
- demonstrate an advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the specific discipline and critically analyse, evaluate and transmit knowledge pertaining to how metabolic and physiological concepts can be used to explain backgrounding protocols, induction protocols, ration manipulation and animal health recording practices.
- Health and welfare
- Growth and nutrition
- Feeding management
- Meat science
- Waste management
- Breeding and genetics
No eligibility requirements
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This unit includes an on-campus intensive at the Armidale campus of UNE