Beef and Deer Production
You’ll get to grips with the practical management systems and the under-pinning theory of nutrition, reproduction, growth and health of beef cattle and deer, plus the factors affecting their production.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2021|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand the practice of genetic improvement and use breeding records to assist the selection of replacement animals.
- Describe practical management systems including nutrition, breeding, reproduction, growth, and health of beef cattle and deer in both breeding and finishing enterprises
- Prepare feed profiles for any class of beef cattle and deer on a property. Set appropriate production levels, calculate the feed requirements for specific levels of production and estimate the quality and quantity of feeds and forages to achieve set production levels.
- Recognise ill health in beef cattle and deer and explain the key components of disease prevention and treatment.
- Evaluate production efficiency for beef cows and hinds, including husbandry and management of both males and females prior to and during mating, pregnancy, calving and lactation.
- Explain the importance of factors influencing the quality of products from beef cattle and deer herds.
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