This subject is an introduction to the livestock industries in Australia and the main components of management in livestock production systems. Students will link biological processes to key management practices and learn how to use appropriate technologies and practices to optimise production outcomes. Students will learn about basic scientific principles which underpin livestock systems. These include an introduction to biological interactions between animals and their environment, introductory principles in livestock digestion and nutrition, livestock reproduction and livestock health. Students will also learn about the annual management of the main livestock production systems found in Australia (Beef, Sheep and Dairy), including the development of operational calendars and identifying the critical factors required in the management of livestock production systems. Concurrently, students will also be provided with an introduction to best practice management in analysing animal performance and the methodology of meeting market specifications as efficiently as possible.
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
ASC110, ASC135, ASC227, VSC110
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