AGRI11003 - Livestock Production Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit covers the fundamentals of a livestock production system, and is built on the VET 'Manage livestock production' unit. You will be provided with an overview of the full range of livestock production systems, with a beef focus. You will learn about animal nutrition, health and welfare, fertility and new and emerging opportunities for precision livestock management. As a foundation unit, the learning outcomes will provide you with the necessary foundation for future units in the course.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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. Portfolio 70%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 13.64% 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: Self reflection
Feedback
Take steps to improve response rate
Recommendation
The response rate in this unit was less than 50%. Students will be engaged more during lectures/tutorials right from the start of term and the importance of completing the evaluations emphasized. Reminder emails will be sent before and just after the evaluations are open.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Students at risk of failing the unit
Recommendation
More efforts should be made to monitor (using tools available in Moodle) and engage students who are are not engaging sufficiently with the unit, and therefore are at risk of not passing the unit. Appropriate strategies should be used to help them in their learning, including referring them to ALC for further help.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students/Have Your Say
Feedback
Assessment Tasks need to be explained better
Recommendation
More exemplars will be given. More information on the expectations for each task will be provided. Other methods, for instance videos explaining each task in detail may be used.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Teaching staff.
Feedback
Science resources limiting at Emerald campus.
Recommendation
More equipment and access to a science lab space are required.
Action Taken
Consultation on equipment and lab space on-going.
Source: Students.
Feedback
Balance of content and practicals was good.
Recommendation
Maintain a balance between lectures, tutorials and hands on practical sessions. Especially maintain the delivery by staff with different expertise, i.e. practical and content knowledge.
Action Taken
An appropriate balance between lectures, tutorials and practicals was attained in 2018. Staff with different expertise participated in the delivery of the unit.
Source: Students.
Feedback
Clearer instruction of assessment requirements and feedback.
Recommendation
Review the assessment outlines and rubrics. Consider including more class time to discuss assessments.
Action Taken
Assessment outlines and rubrics were revised. More time was allocated to discuss assessments in class.
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 whole of farm livestock management and risk mitigation plan.
  4. Critique 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 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
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
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment