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Module

ACE2028 : Animal Feed Science and Technology

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • 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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials51:005:00A combination of short recordings of lecture material and text published on VLE if/when needed.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00structured lectures will be delivered as Present in Person or using suitable virtual means
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion129:0029:00revision for examination or online alternative assessment on given topics (100%)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical42:008:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading110:0010:00published papers on relevant topics will be provided for extended reading to enhance learning
Guided Independent StudySkills practice45:0020:00some lab data will be generated and animal based data will be provided
Guided Independent StudySkills practice14:004:00students will learn feed sampling principles and how to record and organise data
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

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A100end of semester examination or alternative assessment if required
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Practical/lab report1MFormative data calculations for some lab and animal based data provided to students in the lab session for comparison
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 or pre recorded lab activities. Experience of feed analyses is gained from the laboratory practical PiP sessions.

Reading Lists

Timetable