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Feed Technology - VETS8035

Year - 2018

Feed accounts for approximately 70% of the input costs associated with animal industries, including both monogastric (poultry and pigs, laboratory animals) ruminants (feedlot cattle and sheep) and caecal fermenters (horses, rabbits). The "feed industry" is described as the largest supporting industry for animal agriculture and is a major employer of graduates (undergraduate and postgraduate). Feed technology is a broad topic and includes aspects of feed ingredient characteristics, feed manufacturing, feed additive biotechnology and applied nutrition. The course will provide in-depth understanding of the feed industry, factors influencing ingredient variability and availability (physical and economic), methods and applications of processing of ingredients to increase nutritional value, assessment of digestibility, and feed additives and supplements. All facets of the production and regulation of feed production will be discussed relative to their importance in animal agriculture and food production. Expect applied practical information as well as fairly detailed nutritional biochemistry.

Classes
Lectures 3 hrs/wk

Assessment
Debate (10%), one page argument (10%), article (15%), lab book and feed formulation exercises (25%), two hour written exam (40%)

Textbooks
No textbook required.

Assumed knowledge
Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3 or equivalent.

Prohibitions

AVBS4005

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camden
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Cormac O'Shea
HECS Band: 3
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