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									                                            Cattle Production

                                        COURSE CODE: 5646
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Cattle Production course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in an
animal production enterprise by developing competencies concerning the selection, breeding, physiology,
nutrition, health, housing, feeding, and marketing of cattle.

Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the
production and management of cattle and cattle products for economic, recreational, and therapeutic uses;
participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a
relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

This course is a component of the following Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Pathways:
    Plant and Animal Systems


OBJECTIVE:

Given the necessary equipment, supplies, and facilities, the student, upon completion of the prescribed number
of instructional hours, will be able to successfully complete the following core competencies.

Credit: 1 unit


RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK:

Modern Livestock and Poultry Production – Thomson / Delmar


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Biological Science Applications in Agriculture Curriculum Lesson Plan Library – CAERT, Inc.

Advisor’s Guide to the FFA Student Handbook
Unit A Developing Leadership Skills in Agriculture
       Lesson 1 Planning and Organizing an FFA Meeting
               Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
               objectives:
               1.        Explain how to plan a meeting and develop the order of business.
               2.       Describe how to set up the meeting room.
               3.       Explain the parliamentary procedure used in an FFA meeting.

         Lesson 2 Developing Awareness for Your Community
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Describe the meaning and importance of community service.
                 2.       List and identify community service organizations.
                 3.       Explain how FFA members can be involved with community improvement and development.

         Lesson 3 State FFA Degree
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       List the requirements for the State FFA Degree.
                 2.       Explain how a FFA member can obtain the State FFA Degree.

Unit B   Supervised Experience in Agriculture
         Lesson 1 Keeping and Using SAE Records
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1         Explain how SAE records are organized.
                 2.       Identify the procedures to making entries in the SAE records.
                 3.       Explain how to summarize and analyze the SAE records.

         Lesson 2 Making Long Range Plans for Expanding SAE Programs
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.        Identify the factors that should be considered in expanding an SAE program.
                 2.        Explain how placement and ownership SAE programs may be expanded.

UNIT C     The Livestock Industry
         Lesson 1 Domestication and Importance of Livestock
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Research the history of the domestication of livestock.
                 2.       Explain the function of livestock.
                 3.       Describe the size of the livestock industry in the United States.
                 4.       Compare the size of the livestock industry in an each county within the state.

         Lesson 2 Career Opportunities in Animal Science in each County, State and the U.S.
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Explain the value of an Agricultural background for the individual entering a livestock-related
                          occupation.
                 2.       List employment opportunities which require knowledge of Animal Science.
         Lesson 3 Livestock and the Environment
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Describe livestock production problems relating to the environment.
                 2.       Describe methods of handling livestock wastes which reduce environmental pollution and are within
                          the guidelines of current laws and regulations
                 3.       Describe the proper way to dispose of dead animals from livestock production operations.
                 4.       Explain livestock owner liability under animal trespass laws.

UNIT D     Safety with Animals
         Lesson 1 Proper Handling
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Describe the Flight Zone concept.
                 2.       Identify signs of behavior in animals.
                 3.       Describe proper procedures in loading and unloading animals.
                 4.       Demonstrate proper handling of animals.

UNIT E     Feeding and Nutrition
         Lesson 1 Digestive Systems and Absorption of Food Nutrients
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Classify farm animals as ruminant or non-ruminant.
                 2.       Describe the functions of the parts of the digestive systems of ruminant and non-ruminant animals.
                 3.       Explain the relationship of types of digestive systems to the ability of ruminants and non-ruminants to
                          digest and absorb different classes of feed.

       Lesson 2   Balancing Rations
              Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
              objectives:
              1.       Classify feeds as roughages or concentrates.
              2.       Describe the six functions of a balanced ration.
              3.       Explain the characteristics of a balanced ration.
              4.       Balance livestock rations using commonly accepted practices including using computers.
UNIT F Beef Cattle
      Lesson 1 Breed of Beef Cattle
              Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
              objectives:
              1.       Describe the various breeds of beef cattle, giving their origin and breed characteristics.
              2.       Identify various breeds of beef cattle by viewing pictures or live animals.
              3.       Classify breeds as British, Continental-European or Bos Indicus.
      Lesson 2 Selection and Judging Beef Cattle
              Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
              objectives:
              1.       Describe the function of beef animals and the production system in which they are produced.
              2.       Describe economically important traits.
              3.       Interpret and utilize beef cattle performance records in selecting breeding animals.
              4.       Identify the procedure for evaluating beef animal conformation.
              5.       Name the parts of the beef animal.
              6.       Judge classes of market animals and breeding animals.
              7.       Understanding scenarios and using performances data in placing classes of livestock.
         Lesson 3 Beef Cattle Reproduction
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Describe the male and female reproductive organs.
                 2.       Describe the function of the endocrine glands and hormones.
                 3.       Identify the signs of estrus and methods of checking heat.
                 4.       Describe reproductive failures which may occur.
                 5.       Define fertilization, gestation, parturition, and estrus cycle.
                 6.       Demonstrate equipment use and semen handling used in artificial insemination.

         Lesson 4 Diseases and Parasites of Beef Cattle
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Explain the importance of maintaining healthy beef cattle.
                 2.       Recommend preventive measures and treatment for beef cattle diseases and parasites common to the local
                          area.
                 3.       Investigate controls for common nutritional health disorders of beef cattle in the local area.

         Lesson 5 Beef Housing and Equipment
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Describe the steps in planning for facilities and equipment for beef operations.
                 2.       Describe the facilities and equipment required for beef operations.
                 3.       Demonstrate basic fencing skills.

UNIT G      Dairy Production
         Lesson 1    Introduction to the Dairy Industry
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Identify the major areas of dairy production in the United States and compare dairy production among the
                          states.
                 2.       Discuss breeds of dairy cows their characteristics.
                 3.       Demonstrate the steps used to milk cows in the modern dairy.
                 4.       Determine the per capita consumption of various dairy products.
                 5.       Assess the uses of milk from species other than cows in the dairy industry.
                 6.       Identify dairy products.

         Lesson 2    Dairy Products and Processing
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Understand the nutritive content of milk.
                 2.       Explore the scientific processes of pasteurization and homogenization in milk processing.
                 3.       Recognize and understand differences in milk classifying and grading.
                 4.       Convert milk to butter and ice cream products using simple techniques.

         Lesson 3    Lactation
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Examine the scientific process by which milk is produced.
                 2.       Trace the hormonal activity that controls lactation.
                 3.       Review the equipment and procedures involved in milking
         Lesson 4 Selecting and Judging Dairy Cattle
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Select desirable breeding and production animals.
                 2.       Identify the anatomical parts of the dairy animal.
                 3.       Differentiate desirable from undesirable traits.
                 4.       Define linear scoring.
                 5.       Evaluate and place animals in order of relative merit.
                 6.       Defend orally the ranking of animals based on relative merit.

Unit H     Developing Communication Skills
         Lesson 1 Introduction to Communication
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.        Define communication and explain its purpose.
                 2.       Identify the components of the communication process.
                 3.       Identify the five different levels of communication.
                 4.       Explain the barriers of successful communication.
                 5.       Explain the relationship between communication and leadership.

         Lesson 2 Organizing and Presenting a Persuasive Message
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Explain the steps in preparing a persuasive message.
                 2.       Describe delivery techniques in a persuasive message.

         Lesson 3 Using Communication Skills in Appropriate Situations
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.        Understand the role of communication skills in the workplace.
                 2.       Understand how to present a problem to a supervisor.
                 3.       Identify the techniques used in requesting information from a
                          supervisor.
                 4.       Explain the role of written communication in an agribusiness.

Unit I   Gaining Employment
         Lesson 1 Developing Goals
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Explain the process of goal setting.
                 2.       Describe the terms and types of goals.
                 3.       Explain some aspects of effective goals.

         Lesson 2 Finding a Job
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Describe information sources for job opportunities.
                 2.       Develop a system to evaluate job openings.

         Lesson 3 Applying for a Job
                 Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
                 objectives:
                 1.       Explain how to research a job opportunity.
                 2.       Describe two methods of applying for a job.
                 3.       Identify the common types of information requested on a job application form..
Lesson 4 Writing a Résumé and Letter of Application
        Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following
        objectives:
        1.       Explain the purpose of a résumé.
        2.       List the main items that should be included in a résumé.
        3.       Describe the purpose of a letter of application and its primary elements.

								
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