University of Melbourne

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Animals in Extensive Production Systems

  • VETS10024
  • Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures per week, 3 hours of workshops/case studies/practicals per week. Total 72 contact hours
    Total Time Commitment: Approximately 120 hours
  • 12.50
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Production animals are vital component of the agricultural sector. An understanding of the systems in which these animals are raised is essential to their management and in maximising productivity. The aim of this subject is to give students a fundamental understanding of the different animal production industries in Australia. This subject will focus on extensive production systems in particular, and the major species covered will include beef cattle, sheep and dairy cattle. This will enable students to develop a detailed understanding of the chain of production. The focus will be on production of ‘food and fibre’, which includes products such as meat, milk and wool. The factors that... -- Course Website

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