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AVBS2006: Animal Farming Systems

Animal farming systems play a key role in global food security and underpinning global economies. They are dynamic systems that experience constant change and sometimes even controversy! This unit builds on the animal production and management knowledge gained in AVBS 1002 and challenges students to create more sustainable approaches to production. By exploring the holistic nature of various farming systems, students in this unit can begin to understand the complexity of farming animals and the factors driving changes in practices. We will focus on ruminant, pig, poultry, and aquaculture systems in Australia and compare with international farming systems. Current issues facing animal farming systems will be explored and we will consider how these industries are changing to meet both the needs of the environment and society. The unit aims to inspire and motivate students through research-informed teaching and application of the principles of scientific thinking for the basis of decision making for improving productivity in animal farming systems.

Code AVBS2006
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Basic handling skills for production animals

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

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