ANPR450 Sheep Management

Updated: 29 January 2020
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites ANPR211 or candidature in postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANPR350
Notes None
Combined Units ANPR350 - Sheep Management
Coordinator(s) Emma Doyle (
Unit Description

This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge to manage a sheep enterprise in Australia for profit. The unit has 12 topics covering sheep management (weaner and adult), reproduction management, pregnancy and lamb production, pasture management, sustainable land and water management, marketing of sheep and sheepmeats, farm management methods, economics of sheep production, benchmarking and key profit drivers, use of discounted cash flow analysis, managing risk and legal issues and regulations.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

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. apply advanced knowledge and skills, demonstrate autonomy and well development judgement in the management a sheep enterprise in Australia aiming for profit;
  2. analyse, critically evaluate and transmit solutions to optimise the timing of various husbandry operations;
  3. analyse and critically evaluate information in order to make resource allocation decisions in sheep enterprise;
  4. critically analyse, evaluate and transmit knowledge to others in regards to the impact of risks on decisions by sheep producers and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding in managing these risks; and
  5. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in which sheep producers operate.