Agronomy and Animal Husbandry


This module provides the student with an understanding of the economic and agronomic factors affecting animal and crop production systems. It introduces common diseases of farmed cattle and sheep, basic grassland management and arable crop management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge on sustainable animal and crop production systems and the costs and returns involved.

  2. Perform a range of routine management skills in the areas of animal production, crop production, and machinery 

  3. Demonstrate an ability to work under guidance with livestock and crop enterprises on a farm

  4. Take direction in work, behave professionally and use scientific skills in performing tasks

  5. Describe a range of diseases and disorders which affect cattle and sheep in Ireland

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