BST 22273 - Livestock Production and Processing

Aim of the Course: To provide knowledge and skills on livestock production and livestock product processing Intended Learning Outcomes: After completion of this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Explain the present status, constraints and potential of livestock production in Sri Lanka. 
  • Identify and describe different breeds and species of livestock used in meat and dairy production. 
  • Discuss the importance of housing for livestock, feeding, breeding management and other important management practices.
  • Describe the quality parameters, preservation methods and microbiological aspects of different livestock products. 
  • Explain the nutritional composition of meat and dairy products. 
  • Discuss the importance of integration of livestock in farming systems. 
  • Practice the knowledge gained to prevent and control of livestock diseases