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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog
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AGS 308 - Livestock Management

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2016

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
In this course students will learn and be able to demonstrate various livestock management practices and techniques with various types of livestock such as Beef Cattle, Swine, and Chickens. These management principles and techniques will be practical to real-life situations such as livestock restraint, health management, proper castrating, weaning procedures, shorting, feeding, and many others. These skills are critical in properly managing livestock in a production system. This class would be beneficial to those entering a career in animal science, particularly in which they would be handling and managing livestock directly.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Explain proper handling and procedures for Beef Cattle
  • Explain proper handling and procedures for Swine
  • Explain proper handling and procedures for Poultry
  • Evaluate general animal heath procedures

Course Objectives

  • Beef Cattle Management
    • Implanting
    • Pasture Breeding
    • Sorting
    • Castration
    • Weaning 
  • Cattle Management
    • Moving Cattle
    • Heat Detection
    • Pregnancy Examination
    • Calving
    • Dehorning
    • Control of Parasites 
  •  Swine Management
    • Farrowing
    • Working new born pigs
    • Weaning
    • Parasite control 
  • Poultry Management
    • Handling Poultry
    • Brooding chicks
    • Working Poultry
    • Processing Eggs and Meat

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