Small stock nutrition and production 420

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

Specialised small stock and game nutrition. Principles of creep feeding, drought feeding, winter and supplementary feeding. Feeding pen nutrition and final nutritional preparation of lambs. Influence of nutrition on wool, pelts and mohair. Fodder-flow planning. Small stock management, making arrangements for shearing and preparing sheds and equipment, pens, dipping, drinking and feeding facilities. Optimum lamb production for both extensive and intensive flocks within commercial, communal and emerging production systems, recognising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Preparation and marketing of hides, wool, mohair and karakul. Lambing seasons and herd management. Management programmes for the production of wool, meat, karakul pelt and mohair according to the particular ecological region and for conditions of drought. Herd health programmes. Practical work: Formulation of lowest cost rations and practical work with small ruminants.

Module credits 18.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites VGE 320 and VKU 260 and simultaneously register for TLR 420 and VSX 420
Contact time 1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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