ANPR440 Feedlot Management

Updated: 07 April 2015
Credit Points 6
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
19 August 2015 22 August 2015 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) Fran Cowley (
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.

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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.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Assignment 1 30% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1, 2, 4-6

Seminar 20%
Assessment Notes

Intensive school seminar presentation

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1, 2, 4-6

Test 10%
Assessment Notes

Intensive school test

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1, 2, 4-6

Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1, 2, 4-6

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. critically 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 advanced knowledge of the social and environmental issues pertaining to the design and management of intensively housed ruminant animals; and
  3. demonstrate an advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the specific discipline and critically analyse, evaluate and transmit knowledge pertaining to 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
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
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
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.

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
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
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
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