ANSC 021

Livestock Production Systems

Course overview

Grow your confidence in evaluating the physical and environmental factors influencing animal production systems. You’ll have a good understanding of the variation in performance within and between populations of farmed livestock.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $969.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to: 

  1. Explain the stratification of a livestock production system and inter-relationships between components of the system.
  2. Discuss the difference between livestock production systems and the relevance of each system to New Zealand livestock production.
  3. Describe the principles of population genetics and its application in Live Stock Production systems.
  4. Describe the structure and function of digestive systems, reproductive systems and mammary glands of farmed livestock and the factors that affect milk production and growth.
  5. Describe the differences in wool characteristics and factors affecting seasonal wool production.
  6. Calculate the seasonal feed requirements of farmed animals and relate these to appropriate feed supplies.

Course examiners

Chris Logan

Chris Logan


Department of Agricultural Sciences