WOOL512 Sheep Production

Updated: 27 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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions WOOL312 or WOOL412

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
WOOL412 - 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 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. present an advanced and expert integrated understanding of the Australian sheep industry;
  2. critically analyse and evaluate the inherently variable nature of wool and meat as a product at a postgraduate level;
  3. demonstrate mastery of theoretical and practical knowledge of the factors affecting wool variability and apply this knowledge with a high level of personal autonomy;
  4. critically examine and apply knowledge of the major environmental challenges to sheep production at a postgraduate level;
  5. justify and interpret theoretical propositions on the importance of genetics and selection on improving returns per head;
  6. analyse critically and communicate to professional and non-professional audiences information on the factors determining returns per hectare from sheep, bench marking of the sheep enterprise and how the knowledge can be utilised in problem solving in the sheep production sector; and
  7. critically review and evaluate the current literature on the latest research occurring in this field.