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5/22/2024 7:06:51 PMANSCI 26L Course Outline as of Fall 2012

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 26LTitle:  LIVESTOCK JUDGE & SEL  
Full Title:  Livestock Judging & Selection
Last Reviewed:4/19/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled51.00
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR153.00
 Contact Total12.00 Contact Total204.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 204.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 26L

Catalog Description:
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Selection and comparative judging of beef, sheep, swine and horses. Selection is based on physical appearance, production records, pedigree, and expected progeny differences.

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in AG 26 (formerly AG 66.1 or AG 66A).

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Comparative evaluation of beef, sheep, swine and horses based on physical appearance, production records, pedigree, and expected progeny differences.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of or concurrent enrollment in AG 26 (formerly AG 66.1 or AG 66A).
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Analyze different methods of livestock selection.
2.  Identify all parts of beef, sheep, hogs and horses.
3.  Organize and deliver oral reasons on how and why livestock was
4.  Define traits needing improvement in a breeding herd.
5.  Identify traits most economically important to meat animals.
6.  Organize classes of live animals based on economically important
7.  Discuss the importance of livestock evaluation within various career

Topics and Scope
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1.  Beef Cattle, Sheep, Swine, and Horses
   a. Terminology
   b. Parts
   c. Comparative judging
   d. Grading (on sheep and swine)
2.  Oral Reasons
   a. Organization
   b. Terminology
   c. Delivery
3.  Selection Practices other than Visual Appraisal
   a. Performance records
   b. Production testing
   c. Pedigree analysis
   d. Expected progeny differences
4.  Supplemental Aids in Livestock Evaluation
   a. Weight
   b. Contemporary index and ratios

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1.  Students will participate in a minimum of two competitive contests.
2.  Students will present a minimum of twenty sets of oral reasons.
3.  Students will evaluate a minimum of 100 classes of livestock.
4.  Students will read various assignments and be tested on the material.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 80%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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and Robert A. Merkel, 4th Edition, June 1993.

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