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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

firmanj
Jeffre
Firman
FirmanJ@missouri.edu
573/882-9427
Animal Science
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
firmanj
Jeffre
Firman
FirmanJ@missouri.edu
573/882-9427
Animal Science
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
mcfaddent
Thomas
McFadden
mcfaddent@missouri.edu
573/882-8336
Animal Science

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

CAFNR
Animal Science (AN_SCI)
Animal Science
4979W
3
 
30
Poultry Production Writing Intensive
Principles of housing systems, nutrition, management, business and production of commercial chickens and turkeys.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
AN_SCI 1065, AN_SCI 2175 and AN_SCI 3212 or instructor's consent.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

firmanj
Jeffre
Firman
FirmanJ@missouri.edu
573/882-9427
Animal Science
(numbers only)
Tenured Professor
116 ASRC
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

Principles of housing systems, nutrition, management, business and production of commercial chickens and turkeys. I believe this will be yr 24 as a WI course.
Course has been working well for many yrs so do not plan any changes other than topically updating based on current events such as the movement of birds from cages to the floor.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

40
40
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
position paper
There will be three major writing efforts. One of these will be done in stages of development with an outline, draft and final paper turned in. This paper will assume that you are with a large company in the poultry division. You are asked to write a position paper for the firm on the future development of their company from an international market perspective. Each of you will choose a different company either production or allied industry, research the company business and develop a strategy to deal with their future internationally. This will be done in the first half of the semester. 4-6 pages each draft.
Length of assignment:
6
Firman
6
Firman
12

correspondence papers
The next group of papers will be what may be referred to as correspondence papers. These are the daily writings that will normally occur in the business world. These will be typically short (1-2 pgs) and will follow business correspondence formats. There will be 6 of these. Example topics will be a bid request to purchase a large piece of equipment or a Standard Operating Procedure in a HACCP program.
Length of assignment:
6
instructor
 
 
6

Capstone project
Capstone project: The capstone project will revolve around setting up a cost accounting system for a portion of the industry. Cost accounting is a method of accounting done by management that allows for costs to be broken down and explored with the ultimate goal of cost control. This should be of value to all students, as each of you will ultimately be involved in a business situation, even if you become a veterinarian.
Learning objectives:
Understand basics of building a spreadsheet
Understand basics of accounting
Learn something about how costs are broken down
Understand multiple ways of expressing costs
Understand the basics of cost accounting Be able to write a report explaining these cost projections

Each student will be responsible for a portion of the project and then will be responsible for working with a group to put together a complete cost picture of the operation. Numbers will come from the Agristats books in our lab 116, and you will use the demo line for each section. The three industries will be turkey, layer, broiler. The 6 sections will include breeder or pullet, hatchery, feedmill cost, ingredient cost, growout or layer, and contractor cost breakdown for broiler/turkey or pullet grower cost. This final one will be done through books as this is not broken down by Agristats. You will need to study these books and understand the cost breakdowns. Cost should be expressed in a minimum of 2 methods. For example total cost/bird and costs per lb of bird produced. After the initial spreadsheet is done they will be combined for a complete cost picture followed by breakdown of costs by percentage ie. Cost of feed as a % of total cost. You will then compare your cost structures to the industry average and highlight differences. A paper describing these differences, what may be responsible for the differences and the potential for cost savings will then be done. Assume the following industry sizes: turkeys 10 million birds/yr, broilers 50 million/yr, and layers 1 million bird complex. Writing will be in the form of an initial outline of the cost structures so we can ascertain that you understand the basic cost accounting methods. This will be followed by a rough draft and a revision of such as a final report with recommendations on where costs can be controlled. 4-8 pages each draft. Just one of the 4-6 pg and the cost accting paper are revised (4-8 pgs X2 of revision) They will work in small groups for the analysis of the cost accting data, but will each write their own analysis
Length of assignment:
6
instructor
6
instructor
12

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
18.00
Revisions:
12.00
30.00
I have been using similar assignments for over 20 years. We update some of the details each year as the industry evolves.

Additional Writing: All exams and quizzes are essay questions

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
 
Capstone Project: They will work in small groups for the analysis of the cost accting data, but will each write their own analysis
All of the assignments and exams are based on real-world scenarios and require critical thought to be answered. Students are allowed use of any resource except each other during exams, so questions cannot be something easily regurgitated.
Assignments are due throughout the semester at ~2 wk intervals
50
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1
Typically use my own students that have taken the course. We prefer they go to a WI workshop. We work with them in their primary role of grading assistant.

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Natural and Applied Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

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Lecture #1 - Outline and grading of Poultry Production course
AS4979- Dr. Firman 116 ASRC- 882-9427
TA: Jeremiah Conn

Lecture # Topic
1 Introduction
2 Overview of the industry
3 Breeding and genetics
4 Hatchery management
5 Overview of writing assignments
6 Embryology-anatomy-physiology
7 Handling-selection-culling
8 Poultry housing-general + materials
9 Poultry housing-structures and loads
10 Poultry housing-ventilation
11 Poultry housing-lighting
12 Poultry housing-equipment
13 Poultry housing-manure disposal
14 Exam #1
15-19 Poultry management
20 Laying hen management
21 Laying hen management
22 Breeder management
23 Calcium metabolism and bone structure
24 Digestive physiology-feeding-drinking
25 Feeding pullets and layers
26 Feeding broilers and turkeys
27 Force molting
28 Exam #2
29 Field posting
30 Diseases
31 Disease programs
32 Egg structure
33 Dietary fat and cholesterol
34 Egg grading and marketing
35-37 Meat processing
38 Animal Welfare
39 Management systems
40 HACCP
41-43 Current topics
44 Course evaluation






Grading
Exam #1 100 pts
Exam #2 100
Exam #3 100
Final exam (optional) 100 (one exam dropped)
Class participation 100
Quizzes 100
Outline 50
Draft #1 50
Final paper 50
Correspondence papers 200 (4 @ 50)
Capstone Project Paper 200
Total 1000 pts

90-100 A
80-90 B
70-80 C

All grades will be scaled if deemed necessary.

The Writing Intensive Portion of AS4979
Introduction
This program is designed to improve two aspects of the students education: 1) writing skills in their discipline (ie.Animal Science) and 2) to improve their critical thinking skills. While there are certainly differences in opinion relating to what these two topics may mean, there is little difference of opinion in terms of their importance. It is my feeling that this should be considered the most important course in your college career. I have made every effort to provide assignments that will simulate real-world situations that may appear for you in the future. It will become readily apparent that handling and care of animals is easily learned, but the business, communication and people skills are far more difficult to master. I hope that this course will be useful in that area.


Assignments
There will be three major writing efforts. One of these will be done in stages of development with an outline, draft and final paper turned in. This paper will assume that you are with a large company in the poultry division. Due to your educational background and wonderful writing skills (developed in your writing intensive course) you are asked to write a position paper for the firm on the future development of their company from an international market perspective. Each of you will choose a different company (either production or allied industry), research the company business and develop a strategy to deal with their future internationally.
The next group of papers will be what may be referred to as correspondence papers. These are the daily writings that will normally occur in the business world. These will be typically short (1-2 pgs) and will follow business correspondence formats.

Capstone project

The capstone project this semester will revolve around setting up a cost accounting system for a portion of the industry. Cost accounting is a method of accounting done by management that allows for costs to be broken down and explored with the ultimate goal of cost control. This should be of value to all students, as each of you will ultimately be involved in a business situation, even if you become a veterinarian.

Learning objectives:
Understand basics of building a spreadsheet
Understand basics of accounting
Learn something about how costs are broken down
Understand multiple ways of expressing costs
Understand the basics of cost accounting
Be able to write a report explaining these cost projections


Numbers will come from the Agristats books in our lab (116) and you will use the demo line for each section. The three industries will be turkey, layer, broiler. The 6 sections will include breeder or pullet, hatchery, feedmill cost, ingredient cost, growout or layer, and contractor cost breakdown for broiler/turkey or pullet grower cost. This final one will be done through books as this is not broken down by Agristats.

You will need to study these books and understand the cost breakdowns. Cost should be expressed in a minimum of 2 methods. For example total cost/bird and costs per lb of bird produced. After the initial spreadsheet is done they will be combined for a complete cost picture followed by breakdown of costs by percentage (ie. Cost of feed as a % of total cost). You will then compare your cost structures to the industry average and highlight differences. A paper describing these differences, what may be responsible for the differences and the potential for cost savings will then be done. Assume the following industry sizes: turkeys 10 million birds/yr, broilers 50 million/yr, and layers 1 million bird complex.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:26:14 GMT): I have added AN_SCI 4979W, 01 for the Spring 2017 semester and cancelled AN_SCI 4979, 01 for the Spring semester. The students that were enrolled in AN_SCI 4979, 01 were moved to the new section of 4979W.
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