280101

Animal Production Through to Carcass Classification

Current and future practices for meat production from farm to carcasses leaving the slaughter floor. Topics include animal growth and development, genetics and breeding, on-farm opportunities to influence carcass and meat quality, pre-slaughter handling of meat-producing animals, slaughter and carcass dressing procedures, carcass classification, animal welfare, occupational safety and health, and factory farming.

Course code

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280101

Level

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100-level

Credits

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15

Course planning information

Course notes

This course is available only to students enrolled in the Diploma in Meat Technology and is offered in even years only.

Prerequisite courses

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Restrictions

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142101

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Describe important features of meat-production systems within New Zealand.
  • 2 List and define the important productive characteristics of meat-producing animals.
  • 3 Describe typical animal growth patterns followed by meat-producing animals.
  • 4 Explain the basic structural and functional features of muscle, fat and bone.
  • 5 Discuss the aspects to be taken into account and the principal concerns during animal transportation and the handling of animals during the pre-slaughter period.
  • 6 Describe the steps involved in the stunning, slaughter, and dressing of meat animals.
  • 7 Explain and critically assess alternative ways of preparing and of classifying meat carcasses.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 1 2 3 10%
Test 4 5 10%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 6 7 31%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 49%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.