ANPR460 Beef Production

Updated: 29 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
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 28 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 ANPR211
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Roger Hegarty (
Unit Description

This unit covers beef as a high value food, the Australian beef industry, principles of beef production, the business of beef production and northern and southern case studies. Topics include: world markets, nutrition and efficiency, grazing systems, environment, health, breeding and stock management, including reproduction and business management.

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

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Beef Cattle Production and Trade

ISBN: 9780643109889
Cottle, D.J. and Kahn, L.P., CSIRO Publishing 1st ed. 2014

Note: An eBook version is available through the Dixson Library.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 25% 1800
Assessment Notes

Written Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Practical Report 25% 1800
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Seminar Presentation 20%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. document a clear picture of the Australian beef industry; this will demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the subject, the ability to analyse critically, evaluate and transform information;
  2. articulate their understanding of the cultural significance of beef and its nutritional properties / value in human diet and its comparison with other meats; thereby demonstrating the ability to analyse critically, evaluate and transmit information to others in verbal or written form;
  3. describe the major challenges to beef production namely: health and disease, physiological demand and breeding and genetics and their importance in improving efficiency and returns per head; in so doing the student will have demonstrated an advanced knowledge of the subject and the ability to communicate this to others;
  4. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the subject by articulating the role that grazing and nutritional management have in determining returns per hectare from beef;
  5. understand the importance of biodiversity and vegetation, climate change, drought and disaster management, flood assistance, environmental stewardship; and therefore demonstrate the ability to analyse critically and evaluate information; and
  6. demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, use well developed judgment and the application of advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of the subject by describing business planning and directions, business finance and risk, managing people, enterprise and property planning, record keeping and legal obligations.