|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||4 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Practical||6 x 3 hour practicals/visits per semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment Outcomes assessed: 2, 4||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Candidates will be required to re-take the elements that led to failing the module.|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe (quantitatively) important production systems and identify components thereof.
Recognise constraints on productivity.
Identify the role played by scientific research in the development of animal production systems.
Analyse livestock performance records in order to identify and explain sub-optimal performance
Farm visits will provide opportunities to meet farmers and study the operation of successful animal husbandry systems. Practical classes will introduce important skills in the management of farm animals.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||The ability to interpret numerical information will be assessed in the assignment.|
|Communication||The ability to write a report will be assessed in the assignment.|
Reading ListGeneral Text
Allen, D Planned beef production and marketing Blackwell Scientific Publications Primo search Blowey R W (1999) A veterinary book for dairy farmers Farming Press Primo search Croston, D (1994) Planned sheep production 2nd Blackwell Scientific Publications Primo search Webster, A J F (1993) Understanding the dairy cow Blackwell Scientific Publications Professional Book Primo search Whittemore C The science and practice of pig production Blackwell Science Primo search
Garnsworthy, Philip C. (2005) Calf and Heifer Rearing /P. C. Garnsworhty Nottingham University Press Primo search Young, N. E. ([2002?].) The forages and protein crops directory /N.E. Young. Context Primo search (2002.) Animal nutrition /by P. McDonald ... [et al.]. 6th ed. Pearson Education Limited Primo search (2002.) The feeds directory :branded products guide /edited by W.N. Ewing. Context Primo search (1999.) The health of dairy cattle /edited by Anthony H. Andrews. Blackwell Science Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5