Animal Management

Subject 208-271 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 36 hours of practicals/tutorials
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:


Dr Sarah Chaplin
Subject Overview:

Topics include:

  • the nutritional requirements of farm animals for maintenance and production, stages of livestock growth and development from conception to maturity;

  • livestock appraisal, assessment of age, basic carcass and condition score evaluation, conformation and breed identification;

  • general livestock marketing, reproductive management of farm animals for optimum fertility, new technology in animal breeding; the nature of animal diseases, immunity and its development;

  • common causes of disease in farm animals, planned health programs for farm animals;

  • animal behaviour, genetic and environmental influences, welfare issues affecting the production and management of farm animals; and

  • industries in South-East Australia will be emphasised.

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • describe cycles of production and factors influencing profitability of enterprises;

  • demonstrate awareness of animal welfare and relevant codes of practice;

  • describe industry trends and factors influencing these trends;

  • evaluate management strategies and potential of new technologies; and

  • demonstrate an awareness of the impact of animal industries on the environments in which they operate.

Assessment: Two 3000-word mid-semester assignments (30% each of total marks), and 2-hour end-of-semester exam (40% of final marks).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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

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Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Agriculture

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