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AGPR 116
Livestock Selection and Carcass Evaluation


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 80

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Principles of Livestock and Carcass evaluation for the purposes of selecting meat animals in production scenarios. The basic method and procedure for evaluating carcass characteristics of cattle, hogs, and sheep. Information on carcass quality and yield. The course will also include evaluating live animals before processing, and seeing the carcass of that animal in the cooler. Class material will also cover selection of females for producing meat animals.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the importance of sanitation and inspection in the processing of meat.
  • Show a basic understanding of the most important organisms affecting the quality of meat.
  • Describe the parameters involved in meat evaluation.
  • Explain the methods used in the preservation of meat.
  • Demonstrate proper safety practices in meat cutting
  • Demonstrate proper techniques for dismantling and reassembling meat processing equipment.
  • Process a beef, lamb, and pork carcass into primal and subprimal cuts.
  • Compare the nutritional content in terms of quality and quantity.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of sausage products and ready-to-serve meats.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of curing and smoking.
  • Demonstrate proper safety practices.
  • Demonstrate proper use of power and hand tools.
  • Demonstrate proper cutting procedures for the production of primal and retail cuts of meat

  • Course Topics
  • Safety Rules and Practices in Meat Cutting and Processing
  • Hand and Power Tools Used in Meat Cutting
  • Inspection and Sanitation
  • History and Purpose of Grading
  • Primal Cuts
  • Packaging and Preservation
  • Organisms of concern in Meat
  • Composition of Meat
  • Meat Curing and Smoking

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGPR 116
    Winter 2009
    0040
    Michael Moramarco
    AGPR 116
    Fall 2008
    0030
    Michael Moramarco
    AGPR 116
    Winter 2004
    0040
    Michael Moramarco
    AGPR 116
    Winter 2003
    0040
    Mike Moramarco

    AGPR 116
    Fall 2002
    0030
    mike moramarco



    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.