Paper Number and Title:
MGT621 – Livestock Industries
Level 6, 15 credits
L.O. 2 Critically compare and contrast the relevance of each livestock industry in the global context, including production and market contexts.
This is a compulsory assignment and non-submission will result in failing the paper. No re-sits or resubmissions are allowed.
To pass this paper an overall grade of 50% must be achieved across all assessments, attaining no less than 35% for each individual assessment.
Due Date: 6pm Monday Week 17, via Blackboard
Word count: approx. 2000 words (+/- 10%), excluding referencing and appendices.
References: a minimum of 6 academically relevant sources should be used to support your work
Assessment Details: Report, Open book assignment
Qualification outcome expectations
Research and referencing: You are required to engage in some research into the theories or concepts underpinning this topic and use other relevant sources beyond the provided reading material in order to successfully complete this assignment. Ensure you are choosing relevant academic sources and using them well to support your arguments. Ensure you include citations and a full reference list using the latest APA guidelines.
Presentation guidelines: Work is expected to be word-processed and submitted as a Word document or PDF, using a clear, readable font and be within 10% of the given word count (excluding any referencing). Include your name, student number and the paper code and assignment number as a header or footer. Reports should include headings or subheadings as required. Essays should include an introduction, body and conclusion. Spellchecking (NZ English) and proofreading of work prior to submission is strongly encouraged.
This assignment requires you to critically compare and contrast the relevance of each livestock industry in the global context, including production and market contexts.
For the purposes of this assignment, you will research the following livestock industries:
• Dairy production (cows, sheep and goats)
• Meat production (beef, sheep meat and venison)
• Fibre production (wool)
- For each industry, you will:
a) Research the production volumes and the range of products produced by New Zealand livestock industries since 2007. Identify past and future trends in livestock production.
b) Analyse the New Zealand production output against global production and explain its relevance in a global context.
c) Identify the major international markets for New Zealand dairy, meat and fibre production. Analyse the current international markets and future market opportunities.
d) Investigate the systems and key industry organisations involved in the processing, distribution and marketing of New Zealand’s livestock production to international markets.
e) Research the key challenges in international markets facing New Zealand livestock industry producers. Discuss the implications of these challenges for New Zealand producers.
- Once you have researched and analysed the five areas detailed above for each livestock industry, you will critically compare and contrast the significance, markets, systems and challenges for New Zealand dairy, meat and fibre production in a global production and market context.