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Module Name
Module Code
Lecture Hrs
Practical Hrs
Credits
Animal Production Principles
AGRI1147Y(1)
45
30
4

Description
Role and importance of animal production systems (commercial and small scale) in agricultural enterprises: poultry, pigs, beef and dairy cattle, deer, sheep, goats and rabbit. Benefits and risks of various animal production systems. Constraints on production and efficiency of resource use. Environmental impacts of livestock production. Breed Characteristics of farm animals Fundamental stockmanship for managing farm animals: rationing; weighing and tagging; usage of preventive and diagnostic equipment; handling and restraining animals, animalís environment; evaluation of body condition score; livestock performance records. Farm animal abnormal behaviour and welfare concepts (e.g., the five freedom). Animal housing Systems and evaluation.
Faculty Department
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE Combination of APS & AFS
Contact Details
Administrative assistant: Kajol Jogarah
Telephone: 4037400
Email: k.jogarah@uom.ac.mu
 

 


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