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Fall 2024
Jun 17, 2024
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ANSC 30100 - Animal Growth, Development, And Evaluation
Credit Hours: 2.00. Provides an overview of how nutrition, genetics, and environment affect beef cattle, swine, and sheep growth, development, and end-product quality and value. Students receive hands-on experience evaluating and determining the economic value of live animals and carcasses in various market grids.
0.000 OR 2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Animal Sciences

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Summarize animal growth and development and its relation to carcass and live animal traits. 2. Evaluate meat animals and their carcasses. Students will be expected to learn the techniques discussed and be able to apply them to slaughter animals and carcasses. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the accuracy and objectivity of these evaluation techniques. 3. Explain carcass composition. Students will be expected to know the yields of carcasses obtained from meat animals and the yields of edible product and waste materials obtained from meat animal carcasses. 4. Compare economically important traits of carcasses to traits of meat animals. Students will be expected to learn how carcass value is established and its relation to value of slaughter animals.

Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Senior 105+ hours
      Junior: 75 - 89 hours
      Senior 90 - 104 hours
      Sophomore: 45 - 59 hours
      Junior: 60 - 74 hours

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