117.344 Animal Growth and Meat Production (15 credits)

IMPORTANT NOTE:There have been changes to this course for 2021. For 2020 enrolments please check the individual offering description below to confirm details for:

  • Requirements
  • Expected prior learning

Patterns of growth and development of farm animals will be described with emphasis on those characteristics of growth with economic implications for meat production, such as the rate, efficiency and composition of growth. Structural and functional aspects of muscle, bone and fat as they relate to animal well-being as well as carcass and meat quality will be considered. In describing factors that can affect animal growth, carcass composition and meat quality, particular attention will be given to on-farm factors.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): 117.201 or 117.225 or 117.254
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 200 level.

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2020 * Semester One full semester Internal Manawatu Campus
2021 Double Semester Distance
2021 Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus

* Due to recent changes you should carefully check this offering to confirm details before you enrol.

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