ANPR440 Feedlot Management

Updated: 21 October 2013
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale OUA Session 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Intensive School(s)
Start Finish Attendance Notes
20 August 2014 23 August 2014 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 48cp or candidature in a postgraduate award or candidature in an undergraduate diploma award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANPR540
Notes None
Combined Units ANPR540 - Feedlot Management
Coordinator(s) Lily Li (lli3@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. 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.

Important Information

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Further information

Materials No text required
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. 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. show an understanding of the social and environmental issues pertaining to the design and management of intensively housed ruminant animals; and
  3. apply knowledge of the discipline showing a practical understanding of how metabolic and physiological concepts can be used to explain backgrounding protocols, induction protocols, ration manipulation and animal health recording practices.

Graduate Attributes (GA)
Attribute Taught Assessed Practised
1
Knowledge of a Discipline

Knowledge of the feedlot management principles will be taught in lectures. It will be assessed in the final exam and quizzes.

True True True
2
Communication Skills

Students will be taught skills through written feedback on their assignment and oral and written feedback on their seminar. Students will practise skills through their team-based case studies activities and seminar delivery. Students will be assessed on the style of writing, clarity of writing, expression and development of ideas and referencing. Student will also be assessed on their presentation skills during the delivery of their seminar.

True True True
3
Global Perspectives

Students will learn about a variety of intensive animal production systems from throughout the world, and why they are used. Students will be taught about factors influencing availability of feedstuffs for animals and the influence of production goals and consumer meat preferences on diet formulation in a variety of systems and countries.

True
4
Information Literacy

Students will be taught and directed to relevant lot-feeding literature and how to critically asses its value. Students will be assessed (through the assignment and seminar) on their ability to identify, summarise and critical analyse the literature.

True True
5
Life-Long Learning

Through completing the assessments and activities, students will be provided with the necessary lifelong skills to be able to research and discuss (written and verbal) the social and environmental issues. These skills can be applied to any discipline and will be useful in research and consultancy-type roles. These attributes will be assessed in all of the assessments.

True True
6
Problem Solving

Students will be assessed on their ability to understand the key issues in a question, locate relevant, scientific information relating to the question and integrate the theory and literature in their answer. This will be assessed through their assignment and case study activity. Students will be taught problem-solving skills through work-shopped case studies in the lectures and tutorials.

True True
8
Team Work

Students will practise their teamwork skills through participating in tutorials, team-based case study activities and team-based seminar preparation. Assessment of the case study and seminar will include team cohesion and peer assessment will be incorporated.

True True