AGRI06008 2019 Livestock Production

General Details

Full Title
Livestock Production
Transcript Title
Livestock Production
Code
AGRI06008
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
AGRI - Agriculture
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Guy Marsden, Uma Tiwari, Ana Vale
Programme Membership
SG_SSUST_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Sustainable Food Production SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science
Description

This module aims to provide the learner with a basic knowledge of managing livestock, poultry and aquaculture species through all stages of the production cycle in different systems. It also examines animal health and welfare, management practices, biosecurity and food safety (public health).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

List and explain key concepts of husbandry of livestock, poultry and aquaculture species.

2.

Identify and describe animal feeds and feeding methods used in different production systems.

3.

Describe rearing systems used in different production systems and illustrate sustainable approaches to animal production.

4.

Identify the factors influencing animal health and welfare and examine their relevance in terms of public health (food safety).

5.

Assess, evaluate, organize and communicate information from different sources in an accurate and effective manner.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full time. This will include lectures and site visits augmented by independent learning needs. Virtual learning environment will be used as repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% continuous assessment. 

Module will be assessed using a combination of continuous assessment. 

Continuous assessment and course work will comprise regular summative tests to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress, provide feedback and examine the learning process. 

Practical work will be assessed via written assignments/reports and group work presentation.

The student must achieve 40% overall to pass the subject.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat continuous assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

List and explain key concepts of husbandry of livestock, poultry and aquaculture species

  • Management of environmental factors, housing and sanitation at different stages of the production cycle

Identify and describe animal feeds and feeding methods used in different production systems

  • Composition and nutritive value of feedstuffs and rations used in different production settings including free range and organic

Describe rearing systems used in different production systems and illustrate sustainable approaches to animal production

  • Management practices in indoor, outdoor, intensive, free range and organic production systems
  • Biosecurity
  • Land use, water quality, green-house gases, loss of biodiversity, waste disposal, smart feeding

Identify the factors influencing animal health and welfare and examine their relevance in terms of public health (food safety)

  • Diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites in livestock, poultry and aquaculture species. Animal-based indicators of welfare. Public health and food safety.

Assess, evaluate, organize and communicate information from different sources in an accurate and effective manner

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 25 % Week 4 1,2
2 Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 25 % Week 14 3,4
3 Reports Continuous Assessment Written Report 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
4 Group Presentation Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 25 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Site Visit Not Specified Workshop /Field Trips 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self direct learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2010-03-02 Principles of Cattle Production (Modular Texts Series) CABI
ISBN 1845933974 ISBN-13 9781845933975

This introductory level textbook covers the welfare and environmental implications of producing cattle as well as traditional subjects such as nutrition, reproduction and housing. Its broad, international coverage includes feedlot systems, transport, subsistence farming systems and the contribution of cattle production systems to land, air and water pollution. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as diploma and certificate courses and industry personnel.

Recommended Reading
2007-10-04 Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition CRC Press
ISBN 1420046675 ISBN-13 9781420046670

Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the worlds natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and biological resources.

Written by internationally renowned experts, the book includes new material on livestock production and energy use, the impacts of pesticides on the environment, and the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems. It also compares the energy inputs of crop production in developing and developed countries, covers the agricultural and environmental issues related to water resources, and details the threat of soil erosion to food and the environment. In addition, the book explores the very timely topics of solar energy, biomass systems, and ethanol production.

Offering a startling glimpse at what our planet may become, this edition shows how to achieve the necessary balance between basic human needs and environmental resources and provides potential solutions to the host of problems we face today.

Recommended Reading
2006-03-31 Livestock production and Society Wageningen Academic Publishers
ISBN 9076998892 ISBN-13 9789076998893

The objective of this book is to provide a scientific-based, multidisciplinary perspective to the dialogue between society and the stakeholders within livestock production. Concerns and problems related to food safety, animal welfare and rural environment are discussed within a holistic approach. This unique approach has an added-value compared to other books which cover these topics from a specialist point of view. The different issues are developed by well-known experts in their field of work. They are dealing with the latest developments in livestock production in relation to social concerns (such as, regulations, risk communication, reduction of environmental impact, sustainability and economic and social impacts of alternative strategies) and production systems (including transport and slaughter, feeding strategies, waste management and future monitoring technology). Readers from various disciplines will find these ideas useful and complimentary to their own expertise, and may apply them to decision making, vocational training and other educational applications.

Required Reading
2015-03-10 Modern Livestock & Poultry Production Cengage Learning
ISBN 1133283500 ISBN-13 9781133283508

Designed for career and technical high school students who require competency in all phases and types of livestock production, the Ninth Edition of MODERN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION has been revised to include the most up-to-date, comprehensive information in the field. With coverage of basic animal science and livestock industry information as well as current issues in animal agriculture, this engaging text covers everything students need to know about livestock and poultry animals for classroom study and beyond. Through updated visual aids, real-world applications, and comprehensive study tools, the Ninth Edition provides students with a solid understand of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, feeding, and reproduction of multiple livestock and poultry breeds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Flanders, F., Gillespie, R., (2015). Modern Livestock & Poultry Production. Cengage Learning.

Journal Resources

Livestock Science

 

URL Resources

https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/ 

http://www.teagasc.ie 

http://www.ifa.ie 

https://www.fsai.ie/ 

http://icmsa.ie 

http://animalhealthireland.ie/ 

http://icsaireland.ie 

http://www.bordbia.ie   

https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/health_en 

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/ 

http://www.eaap.org/

http://epa.ie/

Other Resources

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Additional Information

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