ANPR340 Feedlot Management

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
28 August 2019 30 August 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 48cp or candidature in BAgrifoodSys or BAgProdMgt and 12cp
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANPR440 and ANPR540
Notes None
Combined Units ANPR440 - Feedlot Management
ANPR540 - Feedlot Management
Coordinator(s) Fran Cowley (fcowley@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is designed to provide students with the latest research and commercial information to enable them to implement best practice feedlot management techniques for intensive ruminant production industries. The primary aspects of feedyard management are covered, including principles of feedyard management, quality assurance, shipping and receiving cattle, handling and processing of feedlot cattle, feedlot waste management practices and animal welfare. The unit aims to provide an overview of leading management practices - provided by expert consultants and leading research personnel.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. 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;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the social and environmental issues pertaining to the design and management of intensively housed ruminant animals, including animal welfare and waste management; and
  3. demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of the specific discipline and analyse, evaluate and transmit knowledge pertaining to how biological concepts can be used to explain backgrounding protocols, induction protocols, ration manipulation and animal health recording practices.