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Agricultural Education
AG00014
Livestock Production
120.00
Livestock Production is a one-unit course that is offered in schools where there is strong interest in livestock and their economic importance is high. The course is sequenced to follow the Introduction to Animal Science course. Major areas of content include livestock species and breeds, biology of species, genetics and breeding, nutrition and feeding, health and disease management, facilities, and production practices. FFA and supervised experience are included as appropriate.
Kurt Murray
kmurr@okcareertech.org
(405) 743-5489
Introduction to Agriscience



Unit
LSP1: Nature and importance of livestock production (7 hours)



Benchmark
LSP1-1: Students will discuss the meaning of livestock production and list
important species and products.



Benchmark
LSP1-2: Students will describe the scope and importance of livestock production
in the local community, Oklahoma, and the United States.



Benchmark
LSP1-3: Students will contrast and compare approaches with livestock
enterprises, including family farm production, contract production, wheat
pasture production, large cow/calf ranch production, stocker production, and
feedlot operation.



Benchmark
LSP1-4: Students will explain the importance and practice of animal well-being
and ethics with livestock production.



Unit
LSP2: Career entry and advancement in the livestock industry (8 hours)



Benchmark
LSP2-1: Students will identify occupations in the livestock industry and list
the competencies needed for occupational entry.



Benchmark
LSP2-2: Students will identify and assess entrepreneurship opportunities in the
livestock industry.



Benchmark
LSP2-3: Students will name and describe important personal skills for success
in the livestock industry.



Unit
LSP3: Personal and occupational safety with livestock (7 hours)



Benchmark
LSP3-1: Students will assess personal and occupational safety requirements in
livestock work and choose appropriate safety practices.



Benchmark
LSP3-2: Students will properly select, use, and maintain personal protective
equipment when working with livestock.



Benchmark
LSP3-3: Students will relate behavioral characteristics of livestock species in
applying safe handling practices.



Benchmark
LSP3-4: Students will define zoonosis, relate examples, and identify
appropriate safety practices.



Unit
LSP4: Livestock biology (16 hours)



Benchmark
LSP4-1: Students will identify livestock by common and scientific names.



Benchmark
LSP4-2: Students will identify the major external parts of livestock species
(cattle, swine, and sheep) and relate these to conformation.



Benchmark
LSP4-3: Students will name and describe functions of the major body systems of
livestock, including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory,
urinary, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, and endocrine systems.



Benchmark
LSP4-4: Students will define hormones and relate the role of hormones to life
processes.



Benchmark
LSP4-5: Students will identify kinds and structure of bones and relate bone
development to livestock health.



Benchmark
LSP4-6: Students explain the meaning of locomotion and its importance with
livestock.



Unit
LSP5: Livestock genetics and reproduction (15 hours)



Benchmark
LSP5-1: Students will discuss the importance of genetics and heredity with
livestock, including the role of pedigrees in animal selection.



Benchmark
LSP5-2: Students will use the Punnett Square to predict genetic traits in
offspring.



Benchmark
LSP5-3: Students will identify major parts and functions of male and female
livestock reproductive systems.



Benchmark
LSP5-4: Students will describe mating behavior and the role of the estrous
cycle in female livestock.



Benchmark
LSP5-5: Students will describe artificial insemination, estrous
synchronization, embryo transfer, and other reproductive technologies and will
identify their advantages and disadvantages in livestock production.



Benchmark
LSP5-6: Students will explain phases of reproductive development in livestock,
including puberty, fertilization, gestation, parturition, and lactation.



Benchmark
LSP5-7: Students will describe the appropriate care of pregnant female
livestock, including feeding, exercise, housing, and birthing practices.



Benchmark
LSP5-8: Students will describe proper care of new-born animals and of the
developing young animal.



Unit
LSP6: Livestock nutrition and feeding (15 hours)



Benchmark
LSP6-1: Students will explain the digestive, absorption, and metabolism
processes of livestock and distinguish between ruminants and nonruminants.



Benchmark
LSP6-2: Students will explain the nutrient needs of livestock based on species,
age, life stage, and activity.



Benchmark
LSP6-3: Students will describe how the nutrient needs of livestock are met with
various feedstuffs, including roughages, concentrates, supplements, and
minerals.



Benchmark
LSP6-4: Students will discuss the role and quality of pastures in the nutrition
of livestock by species.



Benchmark
LSP6-5: Students will demonstrate appropriate rations for livestock that meet
nutrient needs and are practical, economical, and palatable.



Benchmark
LSP6-6: Students will name methods of feeding livestock and list the advantages
and disadvantages of each.



Unit
LSP7: Livestock health management (15 hours)



Benchmark
LSP7-1: Students will explain the meaning of health and disease and describe
signs of health.

Benchmark
LSP7-2: Students will list common diseases and parasites of livestock,
including symptoms and treatment.



Benchmark
LSP7-3: Students will identify livestock health management practices, including
nutrition, sanitation, vaccination, and environment.



Benchmark
LSP7-4: Students will demonstrate the proper administration of medications used
with livestock and explain the meaning of withdrawal.



Unit
LSP8: Livestock production management (21 hours)



Benchmark
LSP8-1: Students will explain the meaning and importance of producer quality
assurance programs.



Benchmark
LSP8-2: Students will classify livestock species by age and sex condition and
indicate uses of these classes in various production systems.



Benchmark
LSP8-3: Students will demonstrate skills in selecting and judging livestock to
achieve specific production goals.



Benchmark
LSP8-4: Students will identify major breeds of livestock and describe
production characteristics of each.



Benchmark
LSP8-5: Students will describe livestock breeding practices.



Benchmark
LSP8-6: Students will demonstrate animal management practices, including
castration, docking, and identification.



Benchmark
LSP8-7: Students will describe land, housing, fence, and facility needs in the
production of livestock by species.



Benchmark
LSP8-8: Students will identify needed records and reports for livestock
production enterprises.



Benchmark
LSP8-9: Students will demonstrate good environmental stewardship with livestock
production enterprises.



Unit
LSP9: Marketing (9 hours)



Benchmark
LSP9-1: Students will discuss the meaning and importance of marketing in
livestock production enterprises.



Benchmark
LSP9-2: Students will explain marketing opportunities for livestock and
livestock products, including contract production and vertical integration.



Benchmark
LSP9-3: Students will explain the meaning and importance of pre-conditioning
livestock before marketing.



Unit
LSP10: Agricultural education (7 hours)



Benchmark
LSP10-1: Students will manage an appropriate supervised experience in livestock
production.



Benchmark
LSP10-2: Students will identify opportunities for participation and advancement
in the FFA related to livestock production.



Note: Additional information on
nutritional labeling, international marketing, and food safety is included in
the Introduction to Food Science course.










Animal Science: Animal
Production Assistant - CTTC

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Agriculture_Career_Cluster.htm



PASS Skills for Science in Oklahoma



National Science Standards





http://www.ethosinc.org/

Livestock Judging Website

http://www.judging101.com


Animal Science - CIMC.
Agriculture Career Development: Animal Science - CIMC


Agricultural Business Management - CIMC


Supplemental VHS and DVDs - CIMC
http://www.okcimc.com/



Animal, Plant, and Soil Science. Lesson Plan Library CD-ROM and on-line lesson plan library. 2007
http://www.caert.net


The Science of Animal Agriculture, Herren; Delmar Publishing, 2007.

http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com


Animal Reproduction, CEV Multimedia

http://www.cevmultimedia.com/agpathwaylist.php


Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th edition, Gillespie and Flanders. Thomson, Delmar Learning. 2010.


http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com


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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Animal Science Animal Science