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Telford Certificate in Agriculture Knowledge (Level 3) - Telford Distance

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2019 Semester 10: 07 October to 25 September

2019 Semester 8: 05 August to 31 July

Duration:

One year, part-time

Location: Telford Distance
Credits: 60

To provide learning opportunities for those individuals who want to: 
Improve their basic general knowledge about general agriculture;
for use in employment within the agriculture industry
for use on their own farming property
to build on existing matters agricultural, for personal interest
Course content:
Soil properties, fertilisers, pasture production, plant pests, cattle breeding and reproduction, calving and calf rearing, deer breeding and reproduction, sheep breeding and lamb rearing. 

This programme improves student's knowledge about agriculture. 

Students will learn to: 

  • Improve their general knowledge about agriculture;
  • for use in employment within the agriculture industry 
  • for use on their own farming property 
  • to build on existing matters agricultural, 
  • for personal interest.
At the end of this programme, Students will know about:
  • General agriculture with a focus on soils, pastures, fertilizers, and pest management
  • Cattle breeding – with a focus on genetics and reproduction
  • Cattle rearing – with a focus on rearing of calves and replacements
  • Deer management – with a focus on genetics and reproduction, and sale and purchase
  • Sheep rearing – with a focus on rearing of lambs and replacements.
This programme is delivered part-time by Telford Distance via SIT2LRN Distance Learning Online.

 

 

Soils and Pastures

Gain skills and knowledge about soils, fertilisers, pastures and plant pests and diseases control methods. 

  • Impact of an agricultural system on soils.
  • Fertiliser and fertiliser compounds, blends, and mixtures and their compatibility
  • Fertiliser specifications and the implications for fertiliser handling.
  • Methods to maximise pasture production
  • Techniques used to establish or renovate pasture, and reasons for pasture renewal and renovation
  • Pasture production calculations
  • Plant pests, diseases and disorder control methods.

Cattle and Sheep Breeding

Learn about cattle, sheep and ram genetics and reproduction.

For Cattle Genetics:

  • Principles of genetics as they affect cattle breeding.
  • Identification and recording of traits for breeding purposes.
  • Bull selection.
  • Selection of cattle for culling and wastage.

For Cattle Reproduction:

  • Reproduction organs of cattle.
  • Cattle reproduction and related management factors.
  • Factors involved in achieving optimum conception rates in cattle.
  • Identifying and recording cattle on heat.

For Sheep Genetics and Ram Selection:

  • Principles of genetics as they affect sheep breeding.
  • Identification and recording of traits for sheep breeding purposes.
  • Ram selection
  • Selection of sheep for culling and wastage.

Cattle and Sheep Rearing

Knowledge of calving, rearing cattle, lambing and rearing lambs and hoggets.

For Calving:

  • Calving
  • Diseases, health disorders, feeding and health requirements associated with reproduction and calving.

For Calf Rearing:

  • Calf rearing from birth to 4 days weaning.
  • Feeding, health and welfare requirements of weaner or replacement cattle to achieve optimum performance
  • Live weight targets to achieve optimum performance when rearing weaner or replacement cattle.

For Lambing:

  • Staging of lambing, disease and disorders of lambing and factors affecting optimum numbers of live birth
  • Procedures of assisting ewes having difficulty with lambing and after delivery procedures.

Rearing Lambs/Hoggets:

  • Live weight targets to achieve optimum lifetime performance when rearing young sheep
  • Feeding, health and welfare requirements of young sheep to achieve optimum performance.

Deer Breeding

Knowledge of deer genetics, reproduction and management.

Deer Genetics:

  • Genetics as they affect deer breeding
  • Identification and recording of traits for deer breeding purposes
  • Productivity targets and culling of deer

Deer Reproduction:

  • Re-productive organs of deer
  • Deer reproduction
  • Deer mating
  • Breeds and classes of deer
  • Types of identification and record keeping for deer.

Deer Sale/Purchase and Transportation:

  • Sale, purchase and transportation of deer.

$435.00

  • Farm Hand
  • Shepherd / Stockperson
  • Farm Assistant

 

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