SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 5:11:08 AMANSCI 28 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 28Title:  SHEEP SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Sheep Science
Last Reviewed:3/9/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 63

Catalog Description:
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A survey of the sheep industry including management of commercial, purebred and small farm flocks; selecting, feeding, breeding and basic care of ewes and lambs plus marketing of lambs and wool.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A survey of the sheep industry including management of commercial, purebred, and small farm flocks; selecting, feeding, breeding and basic care of ewes and lambs plus marketing of lambs and wool.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify a minimum of eight common breeds of sheep and discuss in
   a group setting.
2.  Analyze sheep by production data and live appraisal.
3.  List common diseases and parasites and their control.
4.  Perform basic scientific management procedures such as docking,
   castration, and shearing.
5.  Compare different feeding formulations as it pertains to sound
   management.
6.  Describe and appraise the function of the reproduction system.
7.  Calculate the cost of sheep handling facilities and equipment.
8.  Identify cultural contributions and ethnic influences on the sheep
   industry.
9. Describe career opportunities and requirements for successful
   employment.

Topics and Scope
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1.  History and Development of the Sheep Industry
   a. Local
   b. State
   c. Global
   d. Cultural contributions and ethnic influences of the industry
2.   Breeding
   a. Breeds of sheep
   b. Genetic concepts
   c. Genetic value
   d. Selection
   e. Mating systems
   f. Inherited defects
3.  Health
   a. Diseases of lambs, ewes, and rams
   b. Parasitic disease
   c. Plant poisoning
   d. Management calendar for disease prevention
4.  Management
   a. Starting a sheep operation
   b. Financial and marketing considerations
   c. Management of wool
   d. Using pasture and range efficiently
   e. Selection and culling sheep
   f. Lamb feeding procedures
5.  Nutrition
   a. Nutrient requirements
   b. Formulating rations
   c. Creep feeding lambs
   d. Feed additives
   e. Computer feeding programs
6.  Reproduction
   a. Factors affecting reproduction in the ewe
   b. Pregnancy testing
   c. Factors affecting reproduction in the ram
   d. Semen collection and artificial insemination
7. Marketing
   a. Supply, demand, and prices
   b. Marketing channels
   c. Producer marketing decisions
   d. Industry issues

Assignments:
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Lecture Assignments:
Read periodicals, handouts, and textbooks (20 pages per week).
Term papers (6 to 8 pages)
Midterms (2)
Final Exam
 
Lab Assignments:
Lab Worksheets (16--one per week).
Sheep Shearing
Livestock Showing

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
20 - 30%
Lab reports, term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Class performances, field work, performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, tests, exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SHEEP PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT, 2nd Edition, C.V. Ross, Prentice Hall, New Jersey. 1989 (Classic)
SHEEP PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, American Sheep Industry Association Inc. ADS/Nightwing Publishing; 2002 edition. (Classic)

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