Large stock nutrition and production 420

Module code GVK 420
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Production management of large stock. Aspects of business management of the large-stock enterprise. Management programmes, production systems and techniques applicable to beef cattle, dairy cattle and horses in an environmentally friendly manner, with reference to the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a Southern African context. Specialised nutrition of beef and dairy cattle according to production systems. The use of computer systems in feeding management. Design and planning of farm buildings and structures. Storage and handling of fodder. The handling and management of refuse. Hygiene and herd health programmes. Practical work: This will include compiling rations based on requirements and least cost formulations, specialised assignments and on-farm experiential training.

Module credits 18.00
Prerequisites VGE 320, and VKU 260 and simultaneously register for TLR 411 and PVK 420.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal and Wildlife Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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