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The relative influence of genetic and environmental factors on quantitative traits. Methods of calculating breeding values or indices to exploit genetic variation in quantitative traits. The use of computers to utilise pedigree and performance records. Selection for disease resistance, the use of new reproductive technologies to enhance genetic gain and the potential importance of molecular genetics in livestock improvement. Maternal influences and methods of selecting for maternal components. Crossbreeding and inbreeding as selection tools.
Changes have been made to this course. Information provided here only applies to 2020 enrolments.
Requirements have been updated. The information below only applies to 2020 enrolments.
The last day to withdraw from this course:
* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.
Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:
Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.
During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|4||Exam (centrally scheduled)||1,2,3,4,5||40.0%|
Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.
* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.
Students must achieve a minimum of 40% in final exam to pass the course
It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.
Campus Books stock textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Campus Books
There is no timetable information available for this offering.
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