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 2
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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Online
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

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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 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
Unit evaluations were discussed during the first lecture, with an emphasis placed on the importance of providing good, bad and constructive feedback for all units. Students were reminded throughout term, whenever any comment or suggestion was provided and again when unit evaluations opened. As a result, the response rate was 78.57 %, an increase of 109% since 2018.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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