Introduces students to the production and management of pastures and general ruminant nutrition. In the pastures component topics include pasture types and species, pasture establishment, plant growth and development, grass-legume relationships, essential nutrients for pastures, seasonality of production and fodder conservation. The animal component examines the digestive physiology of ruminants compared with monogastrics, basic nutrition (protein, energy, water, vitamins, minerals, etc.), the development of feeding systems, feedstuff analysis, ration formulations, introductory animal breeding and genetics, animal selection methods, alpaca and goat production. Practicals provide experience in pasture assessment and laboratory techniques for the determination of feed quality.
|Unit name||Pasture and Animal Science|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
Dr Sarah Bonny
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|2||2019: $1,169.00||2019: $2,689.00||050101|
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3-hr theory exam (60%), mid-semester test (10%) and practical reports (30%)
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