Courses & Units

Pasture and Animal Science KLA438

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 knowledge in the production and management of pastures in grazing animal systems 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, basic nutrition (protein, energy, water, vitamins, minerals, etc), the development of feeding systems and ration computations and feed analysis. Practicals provide experience in pasture measurement and assessment and laboratory techniques for determination of ruminant feed quality.

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. A written report on pasture/forage as an essential source of nutrition for livestock and the role of supplements in optimising animal performance considering the economics of supplementation will be required.

Summary

Unit name Pasture and Animal Science
Unit code KLA438
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator

Dr Beth Penrose

Teaching staff

Dr Sarah Bonny

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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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 050101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

KLA211

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 13x3-hr practical classes

Assessment

3-hr theory exam (60%), pasture sampling practical report (10%), evaluation of ruminant feed quality laboratory practical report (10%), mid-semester test (5%), essay on pasture/forage for livestock nutrition and the economics of supplementation for optimal performance (15%);

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