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Unit Overview


This unit is based on a new approach to agriculture through the development of animal production systems that are clean, green and ethical (CGE). The objective is for students to learn the scientific principles that underpin (1) the reduction in the use of chemicals and artificial hormones (clean); (2) the reduction of the negative impact on the environment (green); and (3) the optimisation of animal welfare (ethical). The unit is taught within the current landscape of farming systems in Western Australia and global animal production systems.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Agricultural Science; Agricultural Science and Technology; Agribusiness and Agricultural Science; Agribusiness major sequences
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) explain the principles of clean, green and ethical animal production, including the supply chain and its importance to agriculture in the twenty-first century; (2) demonstrate knowledge of the principles underpinning animal production industries; (3) appraise the role of ongoing research and expansion of knowledge in animal industries; and (4) apply communication skills.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes; (2) written reports; and (3) oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Dominique Blache
Unit rules
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
or level 2 Unit(s) Anim2xxx
Contact hours
Seminars: 3 hours per week
Field Trip: 6 hours
Site Visit: 3 hours
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.