AGRI11003 - Livestock Production

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will learn the fundamentals of livestock production by gaining exposure to a range of extensive and intensive livestock production systems. You will learn about livestock anatomy, nutrition, health, welfare, management and markets, and enhance your knowledge on current issues, innovations and new and emerging opportunities for precision livestock management. As a foundation unit, the learning outcomes will provide you with the necessary knowledge for future units in the Bachelor of Agriculture.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 25%
2. Peer assessment 5%
3. Portfolio 40%
4. Online Test 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 77.78% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 30.00% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: In Class
Feedback
The residential school was a highlight of the unit
Recommendation
Continue to ensure that the residential school provides new and unique opportunities to students across a number of industries.
Action Taken
Opportunities were organised during the residential that students would not be able to do themselves, that covered a variety of livestock industries.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Greater student assistance and feedback with assessment tasks
Recommendation
Continue to provide zoom pop in assessment help sessions as an additional opportunity for students to receive assistance with their assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Pop in assessment help sessions were offered throughout the term to give students access to additional assistance if required.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
The residential school was a highlight of the unit.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure that the residential school provides new and unique opportunities to students across a number of industries. Maintain livestock facilities at CQIRP to be able to provide hands-on livestock experiences.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
The teaching environment was so wonderful and open.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure that there are clear expectations set and the chance for students to have open discussions and new opportunities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Determine management options and production targets for a livestock enterprise
  2. Select, test and implement appropriate livestock innovations into farm activities
  3. Develop a livestock management and risk mitigation plan
  4. Critique and apply the ethics and legal requirements of livestock management systems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Peer assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Online Test
2 - Peer assessment