|CLASS CODE:||AS 425||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||A study of the principles of plant and animal interactions as applied to the grazing environment.|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||*Nutrients and requirements
*Seasonal variations in forage quality
*Nutritional status of the grazing animal
*Stocking rates and grazing pressure
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1. Become aware of the various nutrient requirements for the major livestock species (cattle, horses, sheep, swine and dairy).
2. Understand grazing animal intake and the factors affecting intake.
3. Identify basic management principles of grazing animals.
4. Understand the impact that forage quality has on nutritional status and grazing animal performance.
5. Recognize the impact that animals have on pasture health and subsequent animal performance.
6. Recognize range plants common in the intermountain area.
7. Understand supplements and supplementation techniques.
8. Develop an understanding of the importance of matching the appropriate grazing animal to its environment.
|OTHER:||Several out-of-classroom fieldtrips to livestock enterprises will be provided.|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2004|