Students of Veterinary Science and the Animal Sciences, other than those studying agronomy as a major interest, require a basic understanding of pasture agronomy, the ecology of pastures and pastures as a source of nutrition for grazing animals. The decisions around grazing management require an understanding of economic principles and the relationship between costs, income from animal production and the optimisation of grazing systems from both a biological and an economic viewpoint. This subject provides an introduction to students to both agronomy and farm economics and financial management in an integrated context, and prepares students for later studies of animal production, nutrition, plant toxicology, and the economics of health management in animal populations.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Types of pastures in Australia
Establishing a pasture
Pasture growth and development
Nutritive values of pastures
Managing grazing livestock
Introduction to Economics
Production, income and costs
Introduction to Veterinary Health Economics
Analysing a Farm Business
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.