Small Ruminant Production

ANSI207 P1

Prerequisite Modules: BIOL101.

Aim: To enable students to learn how to manage and solve problems in sheep and goat production. Content: Economic factors influencing management decisions in small ruminants. Functions, breeds, production systems, feeding behaviour, mating systems, reproductive management, genetic improvement, challenges, health and welfare of small ruminants.

Practicals: Sheep shearing and wool classing courses.

Assessment: Written assignments (15%), oral & written presentations (10%), practical reports (5%), formal tests (20%), 3 h exam (50%).

DP Requirement: 40% class mark; 80% attendance at practicals.

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