ANIML SC 2503RW - Livestock Production Science II
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ANIML SC 2503RW Course Livestock Production Science II Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Assumed Knowledge BIOLOGY 1103RW or BIOLOGY 1101, BIOLOGY 1201 or BIOLOGY 1202 & AGRIC 1000RW or ANIML SC 1015RW Course Description Livestock Production Science deals with the application of science to animal production systems. The primary species are sheep and cattle but with reference to other species. Topics include on-farm management to maximise profit and quality, animal welfare and handling, meat, milk and wool processing. A major focus is grazing management and supplementary feeding common to all systems. The course also includes anatomy and physiology of muscles, skin, and the mammary system. Practicals include modelling production systems, assessing product quality, assessing live animals, and field trips.
Course Coordinator: Professor Wayne Pitchford
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Knowledge of pasture species, assessment and management of pastures 2 Audit of intensive livestock production systems 3 Knowledge of Egg and broiler production systems 4 Knowledge of Sheep and cattle production systems 5 Factors affecting meat, egg and wool quality 6 Management of reproduction in livestock 7 Practical skills in livestock handling and management
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 3, 4, 5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 4, 5, 6 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 4, 5, 6 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 4, 5, 6 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 4, 5, 6
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesFace to face contact (average week):
· 3 hours of lectures
· 3 hours of practical and tutorial activities
Outside of face-to-face contact:
• Students are expected to be prepared for classes so that they are able to participate fully
• Students will be expected to revise course material continuously over the semester in preparation for the end of semester final examination.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g.,
lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
Learning Activities SummaryLecture topics
· Pasture assessment
· Beef operations
· Sheep operations
· Egg and wool quality
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome Practical skills Formative & Summative 15% No 7 Practical reports Formative & Summative 25% No 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 Audit Summative 10% No 2 Exam Summative End of Semester 50% No 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
Assessment DetailPractical reports (worth 25% of final grade): Students will submit reports based on practical sessions throughout the semester. These include the meat pH testing report (worth 10%), egg quality report (10%) and the meat cuts report (5%).
Practical Skills (worth 15% of final grade): Students are assessed on their skills during practicals and receive a score (0-1-2) on their competence for a given session of which there will be up to 9.
Audit (worth 10% of final grade): Students prepare a questionnaire and perform a visit to one of two farms to undertake an audit. Results from the audit are presented as a group oral presentation which is
assessed based on their understanding of the husbandry practices and impacts of factors on productivity, welfare & health. Students receive a group mark. The questions the students develop in class form part of the presentation. The presentation assessment rubric includes an assessment for the questions.
Exam (worth 50% of final grade): Students will undertake a 3 hr end of semester theory exam.
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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