Contemporary animal production aims to yield high-quality products in an efficient, sustainable and humane fashion. As a student in the Animal Production major, you will:
The Animal Production major and minor requirements are listed in the Animal Production unit of study table.
Dr Gary Muscatello
A/Prof Cameron Clark
Students who graduate from Animal Production will be able to:
|Exhibit a broad and coherent knowledge of animal nutrition, reproduction and body systems and evaluate disturbances to homeostasis that occur from production systems.
|Integrate a deep understanding of the principles and concepts of the structure and function of animal body systems to evaluate the responses of animals to environmental factors and stressors.
|Optimise meat, milk or fibre production for humans and assess product safety prior to consumption.
|Handle production animals in authentic farming settings both individually and as part of diverse teams, conducting themselves in a professional and ethical manner and minimising risk and stress for both human and animal.
|Communicate concepts and findings in animal production through a range of modes for a variety of purposes and audiences, using evidence-based arguments that are robust to critique.
|Evaluate the impact of animal nutrition and genetics on the health and wellbeing of animals used for production purposes.
|Develop solutions for challenges faced by producers across diverse social and cross-cultural settings, applying detailed knowledge of animal farming systems.
|Enhance ethical, efficient and sustainable animal production through the application of innovative technologies.
|Communicate and advocate for the principles of ethical animal farming by applying best practice, both within and across diverse social and cultural groups.
|Address authentic problems in animal production, working responsibly and ethically within diverse, collaborative, interdisciplinary teams.