- Applied practical management of reproduction, lactation, nutrition and growth and development within commercial production systems.
- Physical and financial husbandry details of livestock enterprises and factors affecting profitability.
- Animal health and welfare. Disease recognition, treatment and prevention.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Develop skills to assess signs of normal and abnormal health, behaviour and condition in animals
- Develop skills to identify, target, manipulate and correct sub-optimal physical and financial performance of animals and animal enterprises
- Compare and evaluate different husbandry methods for livestock
|Examination||Unseen exam (1.5 hours)||30%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Allen, D. (1990). Planned Beef Production and Marketing. Blackwell Scientific.
- Croston, D. and Pollott, G.E. (1994). Planned Sheep Production. 2nd ed. Blackwell Scientific.
- Frandson, R.D. and Spurgeon, T.L. (2009). Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. 7th ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Thickett, B., Mitchell, D. and Hallows, B. (2003). Calf Rearing. Crowood Press.
- Soffe, R.J. (2003). The Agricultural Notebook. 20th ed. Blackwell Scientific.
- Willis, M.B. (1998). Dalton's Introduction to Practical Animal Breeding. 4th ed. Blackwell Science