Ruminant Production

Practical Solutions for On-Farm Efficiency

Distance Learning Module runs from January 2019 

The focus of this module is on how to increase the efficiency of both intensive and extensive ruminant production systems. It draws upon research within IBERS and elsewhere and will cover topics including: the basics of performance measuring; the latest research on ruminant genetics and using this to reduce the environmental impact of production. You will explore the fundamental genetics and physiology that underpin animal production in terms of: reproductive technology; genetic improvement; dairy cattle production systems; meat production systems; meat and milk quality; disease prevention and management.

The module’s units consist of:

  • Global Production
  • Supply chains
  • Producing safe and healthy food
  • Measuring performance and management methods
  • Reducing impacts
  • Ruminant behaviour and welfare
  • Reproduction
  • Nutrition
  • Ruminant health
  • Production systems of the future

Contributing Lecturers: Prof Nigel Scollan, Tony O’Regan, Dr Christina Marley, Dr Basil Wolf, Dr Mike Rose, Prof Will Haresign, Dr Neil MacKintosh, Professor Kevin Shinfield, Chris Warkup. 

Student Comment: "...that we should concentrate on the efficiency of the economic outputs as they are often closely alligned with the sustainability of the business."   Mark Jelly, farmer.
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