AG-140 Principles of Animal Production w/ Lab

Course Description: 

This course develops general skills and knowledge of the principles of efficient production including, feeding, breeds, management practices, housing, diseases, reproduction and marketing of livestock.

A.  PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 

 The student will be able to:

  1. Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of agriculture and natural resources focusing on development and production in a sustainable manner appropriate to Micronesia.
  2. Demonstrate basic competencies in the management of land resources and food production.
  3. Acquire basic skills, knowledge and attitude to manage a sustainable food production enterprise or qualify for entry-level employment in an agriculture or natural resource management-related agency.
  4. Acquire a sound scientific background that will allow transfer to a higher degree program related to land resources and food systems.

 

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL: 

The student will be able to:

1.      Explain the animal contributions to human needs.

2.      Describe the reproduction in farm animals.

3.      Describe the nutrients and their functions in farm animals.

4.      Identify common animal disease problem and control and treatment.

5.      Demonstrate the management skills of farm animal operations.

 

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

1

I

I

I,D

I, D

2

I,D

I,D

I,D

D,M

3

I,D

I,D

D,M

D,M

4

I

D

D,M

D,M

5

I

D

D,M

D,M

 

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC: 

      The student will be able to: 

 

      General SLO 1.  Explain the animal contributions to human needs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1  Discuss clothing and list the non-food products from animals.

Test questions

1.2   Explain the work and power needs animal contributes to human needs.

Test questions

1.3  Describe the companionship of animals to human.

Test questions

1.4  Explain recreation and creativity

Test questions

1.5  Discuss human health research

Test questions

 

 

      General SLO 2.  Describe the reproduction in farm animals.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Describe the mating system.

Presentations, test questions

2.2 Demonstrate artificial insemination.

Skills tests

2.3 Explain genetic terminologies.

Test questions

2.4. Describe the breeding program.

Test questions

 

General SLO 3.  Describe the nutrients and their functions in farm animals.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1. Explain the nutrient requirement for body maintenance.

Test questions, feed formulation tests

3.2 Explain nutrient requirement for body growth.

Test questions, feed formulation tests

3.3. Explain the nutrient requirement for egg laying poultry.

Test questions, lab feed formulation tests

3.4. Explain nutrient requirement for lactation.

Test questions, lab feed formulations tests

3.5 Dicuss and explain digestion and absorption of feeds.

Test questions

 

 

General SLO 4.  Identify common animal disease problem and control and treatment.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Identify the major diseases, mode of spread, prevention and treatment.

Test questions

4.2 Explain the methods of treatment.

Test questions

4.3 Explain the vaccination programs.

Demonstration skill test

4.4 Explain the sanitation prevention program.

Test questions

 

General SLO 5.  Demonstrate the management skills of farm animal operations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Explain why we keep record.

Portfolio, test questions

5.2 Explain the financial statement.

Test questions

5.3 Describe the marketing paths.

Field work sheet test, group work

5.4 Explain the slaughtering procedures.

Lab procedures,  group work

5.5 Demonstrate the fabrication of commercial meat cuts.

Lab procedures tests

 

 

D.  COURSE CONTENT

      Lecture:

a)      Orientation

b)      Animal contribution to human needs

c)      Overview of livestock industry

d)     Red Meat products

e)      Poultry and Egg products

f)       Milk and milk products

g)      Visual evaluation of slaughter red meat animals

h)      Market classes and grades of livestock,

i)        Animal reproduction and genetics

j)        Artificial insemination

k)      Nutrition of farm animals

l)        Animal health

m)    Feeding of Poultry

n)      Feeding of Swine

o)      Feeding of goats

p)      Feeding of Dairy cattle

q)      Feeding of Beef cattle

r)       Careers in Animal Science

s)       Animal welfare and rights

 

Laboratory Exercises:

a)      Microscope

b)      Cell

c)      Diversity and Classification

d)     Anatomy and Physiology of Poultry, Candling of eggs

e)      Swine simple digestion

f)       Nutrient in feedstuff

g)      Feed formulation

h)      Physical health evaluation of livestock

i)        Administering vaccines

j)        Castration, Ear notching, Teeth clipping

k)      Slaughtering

l)        Marketing

 

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

Lecture

Lab field and classroom exercises

Farm visits

Group work

Presentation

 

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Taylor & Bogart, 1983. Scientific Farm Animal Production. New York: Macmillan Publishing Compant (or most recent edition).

Live Animal Carcass Evaluation and Selection Manual

 

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS

Any publication dealing with Livestock Production

 

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

None

 

I.   EVALUATION

The student must exhibit proficiency of at least 70% to receive a passing grade of “C”.

 

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

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