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University of New England
The Feedlot Management unit, offered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with the University of New England, covers principles of managing the feed yard, assuring quality, transporting cattle, management of feedlot cattle, the practices of feedlot waste and related animal welfare issues.
Completing this course will enable you to analyse, transform and evaluate information while demonstrating a knowledge of the key issues involved in growth pathways. You will have a better working knowledge of genetic selection, the health of animals, managing nutrition and meat quality implications for grain-fed ruminant animals.
You will have applied knowledge of the issues involved in the creation and management of intensively housed ruminant animals while also gaining a deeper practical and theoretical skill-base of procedures and best practices for animal management. The online unit enables you to utilise knowledge encompassing metabolic and physiological concepts. These are used in the explanation of backgrounding protocols, induction protocols, ration manipulation and animal health recording practices.
This unit requires some on-campus attendance at the Armidale campus of the University of New England.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
In this Feedlot Management unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not a requirement for any courses. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This online unit in Feedlot Management will benefit you if you are seeking a career as a feedlot manager, studying in the field of science and engineering, agricultural business and/or animal science. It will assist you if you’re looking to pursue a career path towards the food production industry or as a self-employed feedlot manager. The content of this unit may also be relevant to other courses on offer through OUA or elsewhere.
By completing this postgraduate unit you will gain a working knowledge of the daily running of a feed yard, the skills to deal with all issues involving animal nutrition and an overall understanding of the environmental welfare of livestock.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.