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Module

ACE2028 : Animal Feed Science and Technology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Abdul Chaudhry
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The module will underpin livestock feeding studies at a more advanced level in the subsequent Stage of degree programmes. It aims to inform students about the nutrient requirements of farm and companion animals and the range of raw materials which can be used as feeds in animal diets. It will provide the opportunity for students to undertake laboratory analysis of feed raw materials

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction : general principles of formulating diets and matching feed supply to animal requirements
Assessing feeds; proximate analysis, other analyses, animal studies
Classification of Feeds
2 Fresh forages
1 Dry forages
3 Silages
4 Energy feeds
5 Protein feeds
6.Vitamins
7 Minerals
8 Additives
Energy: classification, sources, feed supply, utilization and animal requirements
Voluntary Feed Intake
Concept of Partition of nutrients
Protein: types, feed supply, utilization and animal requirements
Minerals
Vitamins
Farm Assurance schemes
Predicted Equations & Principles to Ration Formulation

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00online alternative assessment on given topics (100%)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials121:0012:00A combination of short recordings of lecture material and text published on VLE each week.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials20:301:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture160:308:00structured lectures will be delivered by using suitable virtual means
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading114:0014:00published papers on relevant topics will be provided for extended reading to enhance learning
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical51:005:00N/A
Guided Independent StudySkills practice14:004:00students will learn feed sampling principles and how to record and organise data
Guided Independent StudySkills practice46:0024:00some lab data will be generated and animal based data will be provided
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork12:002:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The theory and detailed information are delivered in the lectures. Students gain an appreciation of the variation in feeds and feeding systems from the visit and practicals. Experience of feed analyses is gained from the laboratory practical sessions.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M1001000 word essay
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Practical/lab report1MFormative data calculations for some lab and animal based data provided to students in their own time
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The theory and detailed information are delivered in a combination of synchronus, non-synchronus and present-in-person (PiP) modes. Students gain an appreciation of the variation in feeds and feeding systems from the visit and PiP practicals. Experience of feed analyses is gained from the laboratory practical PiP sessions.

Reading Lists

Timetable