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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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: Have Your Say
Feedback
Take-home practical's provided additional practical experience and facilitated learning with the theory components throughout the term.
Recommendation
Continue to provide take home practicals where feasible, ensuring that they are relevant to the theory component.
Action Taken
Take home practicals were continued to help facilitate the theory components where feasible.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The take home practicals and residential school related well to lecture material and supported learning remotely.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure practicals and the residential school are relevant to lecture material and engaging. Maintain industry connections where possible.
Action Taken
The residential school included a variety of hands-on activities and a field trip to ensure students were aware of issues facing different Australian livestock sectors.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the variety of industries covered in the theory material and during residential schools
Recommendation
Continue to ensure future residential schools are relevant to the theory material. Maintain industry connections to ensure these sites can be used annually.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Greater student assistance with assessment tasks
Recommendation
Review and update all marking rubrics to facilitate student understanding of assessment task expectations. Continue to provide scheduled zoom pop in assessment help sessions as an additional opportunity for students to receive assistance.
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