Production Management

Production management is an emphasis area that is typcially incorporated into a traditional discipline area. Students who choose production management as an emphasis area investigate problems that involve applied research within their particular discipline (genetics, nutrition, physiology).

Some examples of research in the production management area include assessment of the usefulness of early pregnancy detection by real-time ultrasonograhpy in swine, the effectiveness specific feed additives on growth and nutrient utilization of beef steers or the effect of grazing-based dairy cattle management on the onset of puberty in heifers.

Animal Science faculty working in the production management area:

  • Dr. William Flowers
  • Dr. Sung Woo Kim
  • Dr. Daniel Poole
  • Dr. Todd See
  • Dr. Eric Van Heugten
  • Dr. Steve Washburn

 

Sample graduate plans of work for Animal Science majors working with a focus on production management:

 

Example MS Plan of Work

Course No. Course Title Credits Semester
ANS 550 Applied Ruminant Nutrition
3
Fall 2010
ANS 693 MS Supervised Research
3
Fall 2010
CS 495C Special Topics in Agro-Ecology
3
Fall 2010
St 511 Experimental Statistics for Biol. Sci. I
3
Fall 2010
ANS 685 MS Supervised Teaching
2
Spring 2011
BCH 451 Principles of Biochemistry
4
Spring 2011
St 512 Experimental Statistics for Biol. Sci. II
3
Spring 2011
ANS 693 MS Supervised Research
1
Spring 2011
ANS 685 MS Supervised Teaching
1
Fall 2011
ANS 693 MS Supervised Research
2
Fall 2011
ANS 702 Reproductive Physiology of Mammals
3
Fall 2011
BCH 571 Regulation of Metabolism
3
Fall 2011
ANS 610 Topical Problems in Animal Science
3
Spring 2012
MS Degree Awarded
34
Spring 2012

 

Example PhD Plan of Work

Course No. Course Title Credits Semester
Varied MS degree program courses
12
Fall 2010
ANS 702 Reproductive Physiology of Mammals
3
Fall 2010
ST 512 Statistical Methods for Biol. Sci. II
3
Fall 2010
ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research
3
Fall 2010
ANS 505 Applied Nonparametric Statistics
3
Spring 2011
ANS 885 PhD Supervised Teaching
1
Spring 2011
ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research
5
Spring 2011
ANS 590N Advanced Applied Reprod. Physiol.
3
Fall 2011
ANS 803 Reproductive Physiology Seminar
1
Fall 2011
ANS 885 PhD Supervised Teaching
2
Fall 2011
ANS 893 PhDl Supervised Research
3
Fall 2011
ANS 803 Reproductive Physiology Seminar
1
Spring 2012
IMM 751 Immunology
3
Spring 2012
ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research
5
Spring 2012
ANS 780 Reproductive Endocrinology
3
Fall 2012
ANS 885 PhD Supervised Teaching
2
Fall 2012
ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research
4
Fall 2012
BCH 763 Biochemistry of Hormone Action
3
Spring 2013
PHY 524 Comparative Endocrinology
4
Spring 2013
ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research
2
Spring 2013
ANS 803 Reproductive Physiology Seminar
1
Fall 2013
ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research
2
Fall 2013
ANS 899 PhD Dissertation Preparation
3
Spring 2014
PhD Degree Awarded
72
Spring 2014