Livestock Production Systems
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.
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2021|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain the stratification of a livestock production system and inter-relationships between components of the system.
- Discuss the difference between livestock production systems and the relevance of each system to New Zealand livestock production.
- Describe the principles of population genetics and its application in Live Stock Production systems.
- 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.
- Describe the differences in wool characteristics and factors affecting seasonal wool production.
- Calculate the seasonal feed requirements of farmed animals and relate these to appropriate feed supplies.
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