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Livestock Production

Livestock Production

Release Date: Each January

The focus of this module is on how to increase the efficiency of both intensive and extensive livestock production systems. It draws upon research within IBERS and elsewhere and will cover topics including: the growth and development of livestock, parasitology, reproductive technologies, precision livestock farming technologies, disease epidemiology and livestock performance and welfare.

The module's units consist of:

  • The challenges faced by livestock production
  • Growth and development of livestock animals
  • Parasites of livestock
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Slaughter
  • Epidemiology and modelling disease
  • Precision livestock farming
  • Livestock performance and welfare
  • Case studies
  • Future production


Tutors Name
Dr Neil Mackintosh


Amy Farrington

The course is well structured, and the tutor was very helpful throughout, with prompt responses to any questions, this helped with feeling involved in the module and not just like I was studying via distance learning. It really opened my eyes to other aspects of the industry and current research.

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