Feed industry VETSCI5035

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Biodiversity One Health Vet Med
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will facilitate students to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of the operational and strategic requirements of working within the animal feed industry.


5 week course. Approximately 1h lectures weekly, plus tutorial sessions and workbased learning.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





The summative assessment for this course will comprise of an essay (1500 words) 100%

Course Aims

The course will enable students to determine the challenges facing the animal feed industry and the strategic and operational requirements and features of this industry.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: 

■ Describe and critically analyse the major challenges that face the global livestock feed industry;

■ Characterise and describe the features of successful livestock feed businesses in terms of their operations and strategy;

■ Devise appropriate livestock feed industry strategies and operations for given scenarios and critique examples of existing livestock feed industry strategies and operations.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.