Animal science 250

Module code VKU 250
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

A brief perspective on the South African livestock industry with reference to the role of Sustainable development goals (SDGs) in a Southern African context. South African biomes in which animal production is practised. Animal ecological factors that influence regional classification. Introduction to adaptation physiology with reference to origin and domestication of farm and companion animals. Livestock species, breed development and breed characterisation. Basic principles of animal breeding and genetics, animal nutrition. Practical work includes identification and classification of different breeds of livestock.

Module credits 8.00
NQF Level 06
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal Science
Period of presentation Semester 1

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