|Module Title||BEEF AND SHEEP PRODUCTION|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Basil Wolf|
|Assessment||Assignment||Technical report Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4||50%|
|Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4||50%|
Describe common beef production systems and identify physical and financial input : output relationships.
a) Physical and financial production targets are identified.
b) The value of production targets in monitoring performance is recognised.
Beef systems of importance in the UK; environmental issues affecting certain beef production systems.
Recognise the application of scientific principles in the development of beef production systems.
a) Potential flexibility in nutritional management is identified and related to system targets.
b) Appropriate animal types are identified for each beef production system.
c) Major disease problems and their prevention, treatment and control are described.
One of either suckled calves, dairy bred calves or finishing beef cattle.
Identify the relationship between physical and financial performance in a range of sheep production systems.
a) The components of physical and financial performance are identified.
b) Aspects of sheep enterprize planning are discussed.
Gross Margin analysis; fixed and variable costs; the influence of stocking rate and lambing performance on financial output; reducing costs; planning the sheep enterprize; aspects of store lamb production; labour resource implications.