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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Animal Science (AN SC)

AN SC 429 Advanced Beef Cattle Production (3) Application of scientific and business principles to practical production and management issues using case studies or selected live settings.

AN SC 429 Advanced Beef Cattle Production (3)

This course was developed to train students to critically evaluate management, facility, and husbandry practices of working beef cattle operations. Students visit owner facilities where they gather necessary information by interacting with the owners and inquiring about the owner’s practices. The students use knowledge gained through previous courses and material covered in class to make recommendations. The students work in teams to present to the owners possible solutions to their problems. Each team will present a 30 minute critical evaluation of each case study with the owners being present. Students interact and answer questions concerning their presentation from the owners, students, and faculty. Students are introduced to the NCBA and Cattle FAX which they can use to stay abreast of beef industry concerns after completion of the class. If available, a field trip to either national or Pennsylvania state agriculture offices will occur.
General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 309

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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