ANPR211 Animal Production Systems and Products

Updated: 23 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
26 April 2019 29 April 2019 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANSC200 or ANSC300
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Emma Doyle (edoyle3@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit examines production systems for sheep, beef and dairy cattle, pigs, poultry and emerging animal industries covering elementary aspects of reproduction, lactation, growth and development. As well the unit will examine in some detail the nature and assessment of animal products and their quality, including factors influencing carcass composition and meat quality and wool growth and quality. Students should note that this unit may require animal experimentation and/or dissection during some mandatory practical classes.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 25% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Report 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Practical class report

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2-3

Compulsory Seminar 15%
Assessment Notes

Oral Seminar Presentation

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Unit Quiz 15% 1000
Assessment Notes

Mid trimester quiz

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 35%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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
  4. 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.