Module:Farm Enterprise Management

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    30 hours

Module content

The important points of husbandry and mechanisation and the main management factors affecting profitability are established for the main UK farm enterprises. Topics studied include: cereals, combinable break crops, potatoes, sugar beet, field vegetable production, industrial crops, grasses and forage crops (including for equines); dairying, beef and sheep production, pigs and poultry (including aspects of animal health and welfare); organic farming; farm assurance; farm mechanisation management. The programme will be undertaken through a series of lectures, tutorials and farm visits.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and source information about the techniques and practices associated with the main UK farm enterprises and equine grassland management.
  2. Identify and assess the management factors affecting the success and profitability of these enterprises.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Enterprise critical essay choice 50%
Examination Unseen exam (2 hours) 50%

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