AGR1225 SWINE PRODUCTION
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to all students
AGR1225 - Swine Production (3 hrs.)
This course approaches the education of students from a practical, real world approach to the swine industry. The students will be introduced to the concepts of nutrition, reproduction, EPD use, selection, health, handling, and management of the swine herd and individuals through all phases of the swine industry.
AGR1267 Principles of Animal Science
AGR1268 Animal Science and Industry
The purpose of course is give the agricultural student a good grasp of the swine industry and the importance of it to agriculture and the world’s economic and nutritional needs of the world’s population.
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
- Determine swine breeds, external body parts, and basic internal anatomy.
- Demonstrate basic evaluation techniques for all phases of production and an understanding of animal behavior.
- Interpret and explain reproduction techniques, EPD’s, and practices used in the swine industry.
- Demonstrate knowledge of nutritional concepts and the animal’s health in all phases of the industry.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Breeds and Anatomy
Outcomes: The student will Determine swine breeds, external body parts, basic internal anatomy.
- List and explain each of the swine breeds used in the swine industry.
- Identify each external body parts.
- Identify and explain internal body parts and their functions.
UNIT 2: Swine Evaluation
Outcomes: Student will demonstrate basic evaluation techniques for all phases of production and an understanding of animal behavior.
- Determine grades for live swine animals for slaughter.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of form to function.
- Determine which female or boar will fit the requirements of operation needs when replacement is necessary.
- Evaluate Market animals and calculate the following data; dressing %, ADG and etc.
UNIT 3: Swine Reproduction
Outcomes: The student will be able to interpret and explain reproduction techniques, EPD’s, and practices used in the swine industry.
- Explain swine reproduction methods.
- Demonstrate the use of AI techniques.
- Calculate and demonstrate knowledge of EPD’s used in the swine Industry.
UNIT 4: Swine Nutrition
Outcomes: Students should demonstrate knowledge of nutritional concepts and needs of swine animals in all phases of the industry.
- Identify Feed ingredients and their use.
- Demonstrate the ability to calculate rations for each phase of the swine industry.
- Identify and explain the nutrients.
Varies, refer to syllabus.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.