Advanced Drystock Production


The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to manage beef and sheep farms in accordance with best practice and relevant legislation

Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate the structure, systems of production, marketing and overall sustainability of Irish beef and lamb.

  2. Identify the latest research trends in beef and sheep breeding and nutrition and their implementation at farm level.

  3. Identify the key drivers to improve the physical and financial performance of beef and sheep enterprises including the roles of financial benchmarking tools and government supports.

  4. Design a suitable herd and flock health plan including biosecurity, antimicrobial resistance and antiparasitic resistance.

% Coursework 70%
% Final Exam 30%