School Of Science

Livestock Production SystemsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301373.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit covers the principles of animal production required to develop sustainable and efficient production systems to meet the challenges of domestic and global needs. It will cover the scientific principles (biochemical, anatomical and physiological) that underpin intensive and extensive animal production. These principles will be related to key production parameters and indicators including growth, reproduction, lactation and milk production, fibre production and breeding. Students will apply scientific principles to the planning of production in farming simulation models. Through these simulation programs students will explore production case studies and develop advisory plans. Focus areas include animal health and management, whole farm production systems and the challenges to animal production from changing climate, food safety and quality, consumer requirements and animal welfare.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students who opt to enrol in this unit are strongly recommended to obtain a Q-Fever vaccination, and Tetanus vaccination/booster. Students who cannot evidence vaccination may be precluded from activities on the Farm, and/or internships with third parties.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must supply standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate to their discipline and use PPE and engineering requirements as specified by their risk assessment.

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