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.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and source information about the techniques and practices associated with the main UK farm enterprises and equine grassland management.
- Identify and assess the management factors affecting the success and profitability of these enterprises.
|Coursework||Enterprise critical essay choice||50%|
|Examination||Unseen exam (2 hours)||50%|
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