Courses & Units

Animal Production Systems KLA432

Hobart

Note:

This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.

Introduction

Provides Master of Applied Science students with advanced Australian and global overview and knowledge of livestock production systems in the wool, meat sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, pig and poultry industries. The Unit will cover breeds, breeding, nutritional management, lactational physiology, wool, milk and meat quality, feedlotting, pasture-based beef production, poultry management and pig production. An important component of this Unit is the opportunity to enhance individual student seminar presentation skills on topics related to sheep, dairy, beef and pig production. Students are also given the opportunity to learn animal growth and body conformation measurements, data recording and analysis using the University Farm Sheep Flock at Cambridge in field practicals. In the laboratory, students acquire skills in determining the intramuscular fat content of beef cuts from lot-fed versus grass-fed cattle and the fat melting point as indices of meat quality. During the course of this Unit, at least one excursion to a commercial sheep, beef, dairy or mixed farm would be featured to enable students interact with well-established livestock farmers in Tasmania Students will be expected to develop advanced skills in reporting their field and laboratory experiences in the form of a scientific journal paper incorporating published literature in their discussion and inferences.

Summary

Unit name Animal Production Systems
Unit code KLA432
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Teaching staff

Associate Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli (Coordinator)

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,689.00 050105

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KLA220

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

 2x1-hr lectures, weekly 3-hr field and lab practicals, seminars, excursions (13 wks)

Assessment

3-hr theory exam (60%), sheep experimental growth and body conformation practical journal paper, seminar presentation, intramuscular fat and melting point laboratory practical report, mid-semester test (40%)

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Textbooks

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