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TV5020 - Animal Production

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

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 principles of animal production and management;
  • appreciate the basic concepts in animal nutrition and reproduction and the application of such concepts in tropical environments;
  • develop ability to find and access information, review it critically and present it in a scientific manner either written or using modern media technologies;
  • understand the nature of the animal industries or northern Australia and the constraints to productivity.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christopher Gardiner
Lecturers: Mr Christopher Gardiner, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 37 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 15 hours practicals
  • 64 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (60%).

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.