WOOL300 Fundamentals of Sheep and Wool Production

Updated: 18 July 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 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 paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites ANPR211
Co-requisites None
Restrictions WOOL312 or WOOL412 or WOOL512
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) James Preston (jpresto8@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides a detailed introduction to the Australian sheep and wool industry and production systems. It outlines the factors affecting the production of sheep meat and wool and considerations the producer needs to take into account including nutrition, genetics and environment. It also outlines the marketing systems for wool and the importance of meeting consumer demands for the sustainability of the industry.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 20% 1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Online Quizzes (2) 20% 500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Written Assignment 20% 1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. understand and describe the nature, structure and size of the Australian sheep and wool industry and its products, including lamb, mutton and wool, and its relationship to world markets; and in so doing the student will demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the subject;
  2. identify and evaluate the challenges facing the Australian sheep and wool industry now and into the future and explain how these could be managed; and in doing so the student will also demonstrate an ability to analyse and evaluate information;
  3. by describing the environmental, physiological, nutritional and genetic factors affecting sheep and wool production the student will also demonstrate the ability to transmit this knowledge to others;
  4. identify the different methods of producing sheepmeat and wool and how these vary with location and climate; this will also show the student's abilty to analyse and evaluate information; and
  5. outline the marketing systems for wool in Australia and describe how wool reaches the consumer; this will require the student to apply knowledge/skills of the subject.