WOOL412 Sheep Production

Credit Points 6
Offering
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
30 April 2019 02 May 2019 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites ANPR211 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions WOOL312 or WOOL512
Notes

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 WOOL312 - 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. Students enrolled in WOOL512 will have to complete additional guided reading/practical work appropriate to the needs of individual students.

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 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 Online Discussion 10%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Online Examination 30% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Online Quizzes 30% 1200
Assessment Notes

6 x online quizzes at 5% each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO:1-6

Compulsory Online wiki 30% 2300
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

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.


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the Australian sheep industry;
  2. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the inherently variable nature of wool and meat as a product;
  3. compare components of wool variability name: fleece weight, diameter length and density, staple strength, style, colour, vegetable fault and dark fibre contamination;
  4. analyse critically the major environmental challenges to sheep production namely: health and disease, physiological demand and breeding and genetics;
  5. apply knowledge of the importance of genetics and selection on improving returns per head to solving potential problems in sheep production; and
  6. critically examine the role that grazing and nutritional management have in determining returns per hectare from sheep, utilise knowledge of bench marking of the sheep enterprise and apply the knowledge in the sheep production sector.