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Major
ANS (Animal Science)
402
000556
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Beef Cattle Management
Beef Cattle Management
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science (11ANS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2.0
Laboratory3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Carrie Pickworth
Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab4848NoNon Applicable
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: ANS 150, Junior standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11ANSCBS-11ANSIASAnimal Science-IndustryElective
11AGESBSAgricultural ScienceElective
11EXTEDAEXExtension EducationElective
11AGEDBS-11AGEDANSAg Ed Animal ScienceElective
11ANSCBS-11ANSSASAnimal Science - ScienceElective
11ANSCBS-11ANSCVETAnimal Science - Vet BioscienceElective
ANS 402 integrates technical information from nutrition, reproduction, genetics, physiology, and animal welfare into management decisions that will enhance a beef cattle operation. Students will engage in beef cattle and environmental management and varied communication formats to explore relationships between sectors of the beef industry from cow-calf to the consumer.

In the past, this course included a lecture and lab portion for a total of 3 credit hours, but when online teaching first began, the previous instructor wanted to develop an online version of the lecture but keep the face-to-face lab. Therefore the lecture was split from the lab. Since that time, that instructor has retired and the online version of the course never took off and has not been taught in a number of years. In the meantime, students have been registering for the face-to-face lecture course with the new instructor but not taking the lab course (which is required for our degree requirements), and trying to graduate with 1 credit hour of an Animal Management course pending. Merging the lecture and lab would alleviate the graduation issue. In addition, the course description has been updated to better reflect the topics covered in the course and the syllabus updated to meet current NCSU syllabus requirements.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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This course is part of the instructor's normal courseload and no additional resources are required.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course the success student will be able to…


1. Accurately communicate about the beef industry in the U.S. today in terms of animal 


distribution, the cattle cycle, production segments, and market drivers;


2. Integrate basic principles of business, management, genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and 


disease control to typical beef production programs in the U.S. today;


3. Assess and improve productivity and profitability of normal beef enterprises;


4. Develop specific beef cattle programs to given land, feed, and capital resources; 


5. Apply management and leadership skills to beef production practices; 


6. Work beef cattle and use handling equipment safely, ethically, and effectively for nutritional, reproductive, and general management.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance5%Attendance

Attendance is essential for success in the course. Absences will only be excused prior to class

time for University sponsored activities, personal illness (must provide a doctor’s note), family

emergency (life-threatening illness, death, etc.), required court attendance, religious observances,

and required military service according to http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-03.

Tardiness or early departure of 5 minutes or more will be considered an absence for the day

(without prior approval).

Participation
Participation during course time, laboratory, and on Moodle is essential for success in the course. Each lecture or laboratory session is worth 1 or 10 points, respectively for participation.
A (> 90%) Contributes very frequently in class by asking and/or answering questions that enhance course materials; enthusiastically engages in all tasks during laboratory sessions.
B (80-89%) Contributes frequently in class by asking and/or answering questions that enhance course materials; diligently engages in all tasks during laboratory sessions.
C (70-79%) Contributes infrequently in class by asking and/or answering questions that enhance course materials or actions are distracting from the learning environment; engages in most tasks during laboratory sessions.
D (60-69%) Contributes infrequently in class by avoiding asking and/or answering questions or actions are distracting from the learning environment; only engages in limited tasks during laboratory sessions.
F (<59%) Does not contribute in class or contributions of questions and/or answers are distracting to course materials; lacks engagement in tasks during laboratory sessions or actions are distracting or compromise safety or learning in laboratory environment.
Written Assignment45%Greater detail of each assignment will be provided when the item is assigned.

Beef Bites (10% of grade) Presentation in class and online discussion forum about beef

industry current events related to course materials.

Farm Animal Days (15% of grade) Farm Animal Days are Mid-April. Students will be

expected to be present for at least a 1 hour shift during event in which they will engage in

conversation with a diverse audience. An online training program will be required to enhance

background knowledge and advocacy skills. In addition, students will develop educational

resource (poster or demonstration) about the beef industry.

Management Project (15% of grade) To develop a written management protocol for an

enterprise related to Beef Management in North Carolina. This project includes the
explanations of the various components of the enterprise, an operational calendar,

merchandizing, budget, and interviews with producers in the sector of the beef industry.
Quizzes (5% of grade) Quizzes will be administered in lecture or on MOODLE at random.

All in-class quizzes will be unannounced, quizzes posted on MOODLE will be announced in

lecture and you will have a 48 hour window to take the quiz and 20 minutes to complete each

quiz once you begin. Check MOODLE for a quiz if you missed class. No make-up quizzes

will be given for a grade without prior permission from instructor.

Assignments not submitted on time will be deducted 10% each day that it is late. It is your

responsibility to ensure all assignments are submitted on time or appropriate prior arrangements are made.
Midterm15%The midterm exam will be administered on date indicated in the syllabus. Format of

exam may include essay, multiple choice, matching, short answer, fill-in, and true and

false. No make-up exams for a grade will be given without prior notification and

approval of the instructor.
Lab assignments15% (Lab Practical)A comprehensive laboratory exam will be administered during the final laboratory

session as indicated in the syllabus. The format of the practical may include essay,

multiple choice, matching, short answer, fill-in, and true and false. A portion of the exam

will be a timed practical applications in which skills will be demonstrated. No make-up

practical will be given for a grade without prior notification and approval of the

instructor.
Final Exam20%A comprehensive final exam will be administered according to the NCSU final exam

schedule as indicated in the syllabus. The format of the final exam may include essay,

multiple choice, matching, short answer, fill-in, and true and false. No make-up final

exams will be given for a grade without prior notification and approval of the

instructor.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
January 7 Lecture: Introduction and Beef Industry50 minutesChap 1
January 12 Lecture: Management50 minutesChap 3, 18
January 14 Lecture: Industry Segments50 minutesChap 1, 8 MP, FAD
January 19 Lecture: Cow-Calf50 minutesChap 5
January 21 Lecture: Cow-Calf & Seedstock50 minutesChap 4, 5 FAD: Pre-Assess 1
January 26 Lecture: Breeding50 minutesChap 12, 13
January 28 Lecture: Genetics50 minutesChap 12, 17
February 2 Lecture: Genetics50 minutesChap 12, 17
February 4 Lecture: Reproduction50 minutesChap 11 FAD: Format and

Topic
February 9 Lecture: Reproduction50 minutesChap 11
February 11 Lecture: Herd Health-Dr. Dudley50 minutesChap 16 MP: Comp 1
February 16 Lecture: Herd Health-Dr. Dudley50 minutesChap 16
February 18 Lecture: Nutrition50 minutesChap 14 MP: C1 Peer
February 23 Lecture: Nutrition50 minutesChap 14
February 25 Lecture: Midterm Exam50 minutesMidterm
March 1 Lecture: Forage and Pasture50 minutesChap 15
March 3 Lecture: Beef Quality Assurance50 minutesChap 16 FAD: Draft
March 8 Lecture: Spring Break- No Class50 minutes
March 10 Lecture: Spring Break- No Class50 minutes
March 15 Lecture: NC Beef Industry- NC Cattleman’s50 minutes
March 17 Lecture: Cattle Marketing50 minutesChap 9 MP: Comp 2
March 22 Lecture: Niche Marketing50 minutes
March 24 Lecture: Stocker Cattle50 minutesChap 6 MP: C2 Peer
March 29 Lecture: Forage Finishing50 minutesChap 6, 15
March 31 Lecture: Feedlot Production50 minutesChap 7 FAD: Final Copy

FAD: Pre-Assess 2
April 5 Lecture: Feedlot Production50 minutesChap 7
April 7 Lecture: Carcass Evaluation50 minutesChap 2, 9, 17 MP: Comp
April 12 Lecture: Retail Products50 minutesChap 2
April 14 Lecture: Farm Animal Days- No Class50 minutes3MP: C3 Peer
April 19 Lecture: International Industry50 minutesChap 10 FAD: Follow-up

FAD: Peer Eval
April 21 Lecture: Issues Management50 minutesChap 1, 8 Final MP Due
April 28 Lecture: Comprehensive Final Exam 50 minutes8:00am-11:00am
Whole Textbook
Final Exam
January 7 Lab: No Class this week due to mid-week start0
January 12 or 14: Cattle Behavior, Lab Safety, Equipment, Major Assignments165 minutes
January 19 or 21: Body Condition Scoring, Cow Culling165 minutes
January 26 or 28: Cattle Performance Records, Identification, Freeze Branding165 minutes
February 2 or 4: Feeder Cattle Evaluation with NCDA165 minutes
February 9 or 11: Environmental Resource Management, Managing Feed Resources165 minutes
February 16 or 18: Beef Nutrition, Ration Balancing165 minutes
February 23 or 25: Calf Processing, Tagging, Implants, Castration165 minutes
March 1 or 3: Herd Health, Blood Sampling, Deworming165 minutes
March 8 or 10: No Class- Spring Break165 minutes
March 15 or 17: Breeding Cattle Selection, CIDRs, Synchronization (AI, heat detection)165 minutes
March 22 or 24: Market Animal Evaluation (Visual and Ultrasound)165 minutes
March 29 or 31: Managing Forage Resources (forage/soil samples)165 minutes
April 5 or 7: Meat Industry165 minutes
April 12 or 14: Farm Animal Days 4/13-4/15165 minutes
April 19 or 21: Comprehensive Practical165 minutes

Key: 200