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Animal Production

Major

Contemporary animal production aims to yield high quality products in ways that are efficient, sustainable and humane. As a student in the Animal Production major, you will learn how environment affects livestock productivity, how physiology affects production and reproduction and how to improve animal performance through the application of underpinning animal sciences. 

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Graduate attributes

Students who graduate from Animal Production will be able to:

  1. Describe and understand the nature and working framework that underpin animal farming systems and develop solutions for the many challenges faced by producers.
  2. Handle production animals in a safe manner to minimise risk and stress for both human and animal.
  3. Describe and explain animal body systems, specifically maintenance of homeostasis and the animals’ response to environmental factors and stressors.
  4. Develop an integrated understanding of animal nutrition in relation to animal health, wellbeing and productivity.
  5. Apply a knowledge of animal husbandry in the context of optimising meat, milk or fibre production for humans and ensure product safety prior to consumption.
  6. Apply innovative technologies and systems to enhance ethical, efficient and sustainable animal production.
  7. Demonstrate and communicate ethical animal farming through applied best practices adhering to social demands and acceptance.
Career pathways

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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