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Curricular information is subject to change
On completion of this module the students should be able to:
Understand the industries supporting and emanating from farm animal production systems in Ireland.
Describe the role of the various pre- and post far gate businesses in farm animal production systems.
Comment on key opportunities and challenges faced by these businesses and how it impacts on farm animal production systems
Describe new and emerging technologies in the businesses supporting farm animal production systems.
A range of 10 to 12 key stakeholders in the farm animal production industries will deliver lecture content to students covering the entire range of pre and post farm gate support industries.
These industries include but are not limited to:
Meat and Milk processors
Breeding and Genetics
Advisory and representative bodies
Ag tech companies
DAFM and Bord Bia
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: This assessment will be in the form of an MCQ where all content up to week 6 will be open to examination.||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: This assessment will be in the form of an MCQ where all content covered in weeks 7 to 12 inclusive will be open to examination.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Following the continuous assessments, feedback will be provided to the class.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Thurs 11:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 23, 24||Thurs 11:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 25||Thurs 11:00 - 12:50|