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Livestock Production Science

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Release Date: Each January

Lead Organisation: IBERS, Aberystwyth University

An introduction and overview of livestock production systems

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 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

Units of this module can also be taken as a microcredentials.

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Qualifications which this Module may be Used Towards

PGCert Nuffield Farming Scholarship Option
PGCert Livestock Science Core
MSc Sustainable Agriculture Option
MSc Agrifood Innovation Option
MRes Agriculture Option
MRes Agrifood Innovation Option
Professional Doctorate in Agriculture Option
Professional Doctorate in BioInnovation Option


Tutors Name
Dr David Cutress


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.

Amy Farrington Sector Lead - Chap Solutions
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Downloadable Resources

Research Proposal Form Brochure