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On completion of this course the student should be able to:Outline the key facts about dairy systems and be able to describe a number of production systems.Explain systems of milk production in terms of the applications of key principles, concepts and ideas from the relevant disciplines: be able to deconstruct each system of production into its component parts, and be able to evaluate the significance of the components and their interrelationships to current systems of production.Be able to describe the background to the grass-based milk production systems operated in Ireland.Understand the effects that policy has had on milk production systems and therefore to be able to hypothesize how the system will change in the future.Understand how models have been used in Ireland and internationally to answer key questions within the dairy industry.Offer well-founded advice on sustainable dairy systems, incorporating knowledge of current and future policy constraints.Analyse systems of production both from the biological/technical and financial perspectives, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and make recommendations for remedial action as appropriate.Design a plan for a dairy enterprise from the financial to the physical layout of the farm, and understand the reasons for each of the components.Outline the sources of reliable information relevant to each enterprise.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Field Trip/External Visits||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Final Exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Short questionnaires||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback is provided individually to students, both in semester and after the final exam
|Dr Laurence Shalloo||Tutor|