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AGRI12005 - Sustainable Livestock Production

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will be introduced to emerging trends and practices in sustainable management and improvement of the major livestock industries in Australia. You will explore the major livestock industries, production cycles, roles of genetics, environment, nutrition, reproductive efficiency and health in sustainable management practices and profitability, new and emerging industries and issues affecting industry development.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite

AGRI11003 Livestock Production Management

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 No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
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 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 60%

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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
All students found field trips and practicals were invaluable to learning.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure students are exposed to a wide range of livestock production systems including emerging animal industries through field trips and practical sessions. Maintain industry connections to ensure these sites can be used annually.
Action Taken
Field trips were unfortunately cancelled this year due to COVID-19. However, a residential school has been incorporated into this unit in 2021 to ensure students get practical learning opportunities.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Interactive tutorials using real and commercial programs made it easy to learn and keep engaged with the content.
Recommendation
Keep these tutorials in the unit, and ensure there is a good balance between lectures and tutorials. Where possible, get a guest lecturer in from the company to go through the program, and to keep tutorial sessions engaging, practical and industry relevant.
Action Taken
Guest lecturers and interactive tutorials were incorporated into this unit and feedback received was positive. Additionally, the use of polling software into lectures maintained student engagement and participation.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
All students indicated that overall they enjoyed the unit.
Recommendation
It is encouraging to hear that students found the content, field trips and assessments beneficial to their learning and as a part of the Bachelor of Agriculture degree. This feedback should be considered as part of the Rejuvenation of the Agriculture degree.
Action Taken
A residential school has been incorporated into this unit in 2021 to ensure students get practical learning opportunities, including on-farm visits and field trips.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Expectations of this unit were clear
Recommendation
Ensure ample time is spent going through the unit and assessment requirements, and pop in assessment help sessions are made available throughout the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Lectures and tutorials were engaging and enjoyable
Recommendation
Continue using polling software during lectures (e.g., PollEverywhere) to maintain student engagement, participation and enjoyment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The ability to interact with commercial programs made the unit topics relatable and engaging
Recommendation
Continue to incorporate as many practical sessions with commercial programs as possible (e.g., Cibo Labs to determine pasture availability for grazing animals) to give student real world examples and learning opportunities. Maintain industry connections to ensure a guest lecture can deliver content where possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse livestock production systems and identify strategies for improvement.
  2. Review global emerging trends in sustainable livestock production.
  3. Develop and evaluate an innovation implementation strategy.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
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 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment