This subject is designed to expose students to the more detailed aspects of efficient and sustainable livestock management within a commercial production environment. Concepts developed in previous livestock subjects will continue to be expanded so that students may learn practical and best practice management strategies within the main areas of livestock management that will have an impact upon profitability and sustainability of an enterprise. These include reproduction management, meeting nutritional requirements and maximising feed utilisation across the farm (including managing the impact of environmental variation on decision making in livestock management), breeding systems and genetic selection, meeting market specifications and managing livestock health. There is a focus on the interactions between decisions that are made within the entire livestock production chain and the subsequent impacts on other areas of management within the farm, as well as the marketing environment.
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
It is assumed that students have completed either ASC135 or AGS100 in addition to PSC236 before enrolling in this subject.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.