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Telford Certificate in Feed Management (Level 4) - Telford Distance

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

2019 Semester 10: 04 October to 25 September

Duration:

One year, part-time

Location: Telford Distance
Credits: 75

Learn essential feed management skills including knowledge of pasture plants and fodder crops, strategies for calculating feed mass, determining livestock feed requirements to meet production targets, and calculating, implementing and monitoring livestock feed budgets.

This programme is delivered by Telford Distance via SIT2LRN Distance Learning Online.

Topics:

Pastures 

Gain knowledge of a range of pasture species and detailed knowledge of grass and clover growth in relation to climate and seasonal changes. 

  • Pasture plants (characteristics of grass and clover species)
  • pasture growth in regards to physiology (stages of growth with a range of germination, vegetative, elongative, reproductive)
  • pasture selection in relation to different regions, climate and soil conditions; an introduction to the ecology of pasture and how pasture composition changes over time
  • pasture conservation (process of silage making) 
Fodder Crops
Learn about fodder crops and their husbandry, application, yields and issues for animal health.
  • husbandry of a range of fodder crops (brassicas, green fed crops e.g. oats, whole crops silage, maize, beets)
  • application and potential yields of fodder crops (including methods for determining kilograms of dry matter)
  • potential animal health issues in feeding fodder crops 
Pasture Mass
Assess pasture mass and pasture utilisation, and understand the use of tools for assessing pasture mass, feed wedges, rotation lengths and grazing plans, available pasture mass.
Feed Demand
Understand  feed demand, calculation processes, and feed strategies, to meet production targets 
  • Knowledge of MJME system
  • Dry Matter Intake (DMI) and the affect on feed quality
  • feed profiling and application for feed demand 
Feed Budgets
Learn feed planning, feed budgets and the calculations used in determining feed planning on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis  
  • Understand the advantages of feed planning and common types of feed budgets (tabular and column)
  • creating a feed budget; understand how a feed budget can be manipulated; methods of assessing pasture mass (plate meters, sward stick, eye, new technology) and their advantages and disadvantages
  • understand how daily feed allocation can be calculated; calculations of rotation length, area for silage and average pasture cover (APC)
  • recording of pasture growth rates over a period of six weeks, methods of determining pasture quality
  • current industry trends

 

$752.00

Stock Manager

Applicants must:

  • Be 16 years or over
  • Be proficient in English (written and oral).

Note: If English is your second language, you will be required to provide evidence that you are sufficiently competent in English to take part in this programme.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment

Certificate at Level 4

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

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