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Monogastric Science (ANSC90004)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeANSC90004
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Formerly BIOL90023

This subject will examine agricultural systems of monogastric animal production before focusing on the developments in production, reproduction and product quality that are improving the industry.

Topics examined include:

  • Size, distribution and value of the pig, poultry and other intensive animal industries
  • Breed selection and genetic improvement in intensive animal production
  • Practical feeding of breeding and growing animals
  • Optimisation of reproductive output
  • Environmental effects and the use of buildings in intensive animal production
  • Management regimes to maintain animal health
  • Maximisation of product output and quality
  • Analysis of production systems and consideration of alternatives

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of this subject is to extend the participant's ability to:

  • Understand new approaches to the management of monogastric farm species
  • Identify and develop strategies to manage the optimization of production of selected monogastric species

Generic skills

Students completing this subject will gain generic skills in:

  • Advanced skills in the study,measurement and analysis of monogastric management systems
  • Advanced skills to be able to offer advice on reproductive, social, feeding and other behavioural disorders of monogastric species managed in intensive production systems

Last updated: 11 November 2018