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Production Animal Science

MajorYear: 2019

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This major will provide graduates with a depth and breadth of understanding in production animal science in the context of agricultural systems. Students of this major will study subjects in animal biology, nutrition and physiology, health and welfare. Graduates of this major will also gain a detailed understanding of animal production industries, and how management strategies can optimise growth and product quality.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this major, students will have

  • A strong understanding of animal management in agricultural production systems
  • An understanding of the determinants of optimal animal health and production
  • The ability to critically evaluate management decisions in animal systems, and formulate plans that will ensure industry and environmental sustainability
  • An understanding of current issues facing animal agricultural production systems
  • Skills to effectively analyse, and scientifically evaluate the welfare and environmental implications of animal production systems
  • The ability to communicate and discuss scientific and industry information with relevant stakeholders
  • The capacity for initiating and maintaining cooperative relationships with colleagues
  • The ability to analyse and interpret data generated in agricultural systems
Last updated: 9 July 2019