WOOL312 Sheep Production

Updated: 25 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
21 April 2020 23 April 2020 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites ANPR211
Co-requisites None
Restrictions WOOL300 or WOOL412 or WOOL512

Online students will have online access to online quiz materials and chat options as well as resource materials online.

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units WOOL412 - Sheep Production
WOOL512 - Sheep Production
Coordinator(s) Emma Doyle (edoyle3@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit introduces the major themes associated with sheep production in Australia including: wool production, sheep meat production, sheep management, sheep breeding, grazing and nutritional management. The unit represents a specialisation for students planning to enter the sheep and wool industry.

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. document a clear picture of the Australian sheep industry;
  2. articulate their understanding of the inherently variable nature of wool and meat as a product;
  3. compare components of wool variability namely: fleece weight, diameter length and density, staple strength, style, colour, vegetable fault and dark fibre contamination;
  4. describe the major environmental challenges to sheep production namely: health and disease, physiological demand and breeding and genetics;
  5. quantify the importance of genetics and selection on improving returns per head; and
  6. articulate the role that grazing and nutritional management have in determining returns per hectare from sheep and describe bench marking of the sheep enterprise and how the knowledge can be transferred into action within the sheep production sector.