Animal Feed Science

Subject 202-503 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

August, - 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel for modelling exercises; training provided in GRAZFEED NRC formulation packages; GRASSGROW

Access to LMS required for simulation models


Assoc Prof Julian Hill

Subject Overview: The subject examines the applications of new technologies in processing and analysis of feeds for a range of animal species. The subject will introduce empirical, mechanistic and telemetric models to evaluate animal performance under different dietary regimes. Furthermore, the implications of feed composition and evaluation on mechanistic modeling of nutrient uptake and utilization by the animal will be assessed. The modeling procedures will also be used to evaluate wastage of C and N in animal production systems with special emphasis on the losses of C as methane and N as ammonia and nitrous oxides.

Simulation modelling of animal feeding systems (2x 2500 word reports plus simulation model outputs: 60%).

Examination 2 hours - 40%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

academic excellence;

greater in-depth understanding of scientific disciplines of animal nutrition.

The study will develop critical thinking and analysis; and problem solving.

Flexibility and level of transferable skills should be enhanced though improved ability to communicate ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats.

Related Course(s): Master of Animal Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science and Management

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