INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

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Course Venue:

Biology Laboratory

Agriculture
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Course Code: 
ANS 1101
Course Credit Units: 
3
Semester: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Definition of agriculture: relate definition to animal agriculture and profession; Importance of animals to man; Types of animals kept by man; Differences between ruminants & non ruminants; The environment in relation to animal production: Tropics vs temperate environment; Systems of animal production;  Animal production as a business; Constraints to improved animal production in Uganda.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   objective :

  •  To introduce the student to the science and practice of animal production. This course is intended to give a thorough understanding of the relevance of animals in and position in the broader field of agriculture. The course is very useful for future understanding of courses such as Livestock management, Animal nutrition, Livestock and poultry breeding, Dairy production, and other animal science courses.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in general livestock management.
  • Understand introductory livestock genetics and its role in animal agriculture.
ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
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