This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.
The unit introduces the science behind pasture production and management and the link between pasture or other feedstuffs on animal digestion, feed and nutrient utilisation and productive performance. In the practical classes, students are given the opportunity to perform pasture assessment and experience the methods used to determine the quality of feeds. The practical sessions also give the students practice applying the theoretical knowledge about animal health and nutrition learned during the lectures to practical situations.
|Unit name||Pasture and Animal Science|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Ms Harriet Walker|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Classify the botanical composition of a given pasture to at least genus level
- Discuss pasture and nutrients with respect to ruminant nutrition and relate nutrition to digestive physiology, anatomy, animal performance and product quality
- Present, interpret and synthesise data in an appropriate scientific manner and form a realistic hypothesis supported by scientific literature in the area of pasture and animal science
- Apply the key elements of sustainable grazing systems to animal production
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KLA211
2 x ~50 min lectures weekly, 1 x 3 hr practical weekly
|Assessment||Assessment Task 1: Plant ID Practical Test. (5%)|Assessment Task 3: Report (35%)|Assessment Task 2: Essay (20%)|Examination (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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