Animal Management and Production

Subject 208-207 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


David Chapman
Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject, students should be:

  • aware of all the major inputs into an animal production system;

  • aware of the products of animal production systems and product quality;

  • able to understand the effects of changes in inputs and/or outputs on the efficiency of the production system;

  • capable of the basic analysis of a production system;

  • aware of alternative production systems; and

  • capable of surveying an animal industry.

The course provides a review of the major animal production industries of Australia and includes a basic introduction to the following key issues in livestock production systems:

  • the size, distribution and value of each animal industry;

  • breed selection and genetic improvement;

  • practical feeding of breeding and growing animals;

  • optimisation of reproductive output;

  • environmental effects and use of buildings;

  • management regimes to maintain animal health;

  • maximisation of product quality;

  • production system analysis and consideration of alternatives; and

  • marketing and markets.

Assessment: One three-hour examination (50%); a 3000 word assignment on the major field excrusion (30%); and a 2000 word report on an industry survey (20%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available


This subject involves the use of animals. Students should be aware that this is an essential part of the subject and exemption from this component is not possible.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Animal Science and Management
Bachelor of Food Science

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