Animal Science 260

Module code VKU 260
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Livestock ecology, interaction between genotype and environment. Production regions and systems. Animal ecological factors to be considered in production factors, planning and management of different livestock production systems. Applied principles of livestock production, production management and systems (large livestock, small stock, pigs and poultry). Conservation farming and adapted farming and management systems; environmental conservation. Practical work will consist of compulsory farm practical during vacation after the 1st year and or during the 2nd year of study in order to understand different animal production systems as well as the general care and handling of farm stock.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites VKU 250 GS or TDH
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Animal and Wildlife Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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