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TV5020 - Animal Production

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science or Agricultural Science (or equivalent).

A review of the essential features of ruminant animal production including nutrition, pasture production and utilisation, reproductive physiology and animal breeding of food and fibre producing domestic animals.

Learning Outcomes

  • be cognisant of the importance of animal welfare in animal production systems;
  • understand the nature of the animal industries of northern Australia and the constraints to productivity;
  • develop an understanding of contemporary issues in animal production;
  • appreciate the basic concepts in animal nutrition (including pasture science) and the application of such concepts in practical animal feeding situations with emphasis on the tropical environment;
  • understand the principles of reproductive physiology and animal breeding particularly as applied to food and fibre producing animals in tropical environments;
  • develop practical skills in the common animal husbandry.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Christopher Gardiner, Dr Margaret Reilly, Professor Estelle Venter
Lecturers: Mr Christopher Gardiner, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Glen Walker, Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Dr David Blignaut.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 37 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 15 hours practicals
  • 64 hours fieldwork
Assessment: 8 review seminars worth 12.5% each.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.