Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Livestock Production Science
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Semester oral assessment  10 Minutes  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Exam  60%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary oral assessment  Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module. 10 Minutes  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam  Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate retained knowledge of the components of livestock production systems.

Review and evaluate scientific literature and apply results to the development of livestock production systems.

Demonstrate retained knowledge of how science can be applied to the improvement of livestock reproduction, lactation, health and growth & development.

Discuss ethical and social issues related to the application of livestock sciences.

Brief description

This module explores the way in which research is used to develop more efficient livestock production systems.


Themes for this module will include:
- Sustainable livestock production
- The science of meat production
- The science of dairy production
- The management of livestock fertility
- Parasite control
- Precision livestock farming

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Interpretation of scientific publications. Assessed in seminars and exam.
Communication Developed and assessed in seminar and written work.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through developing skills in the reading and interpretation of scientific publications, preparation of written work and seminar presentations, and working to deadlines.
Information Technology Assessed use of PowerPoint in seminar presentation.
Problem solving Lectures and seminars will develop an awareness of the complex inter-relationships among components of animal production systems. This will enable students to identify and analyse problems, and an evaluation of the research literature and its applications will provide case studies that demonstrate how applied science can be used in problem solving. Assessed in seminars and exam.
Research skills Developed through a study of the scientific literature and assessed by assignment and examination.


This module is at CQFW Level 6