Dairy Farming Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Dairy Farming) Level 4

If you’re keen to live in the country, work outside and with animals, a dairy farming apprenticeship could be for you. There are around 11,400 dairy farms in New Zealand, milking over 4.6 million cows. There are great job opportunities and you’ll never be stuck for work.

 

 

Course summary

Level

4

Duration

22 months

Start date

Summer

Fee

$975 Inc GST

 

At the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Manage milk harvesting and milk quality for a dairy farm
  • Implement a dairy livestock health plan
  • Implement a dairy livestock breeding plan
  • Implement a dairy livestock feeding plan. 
 

Topics covered

Managing Milk Harvesting

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Supervise day-to-day operations of a dairy herd to maximise milk quality and yield.
  • Understand the Milk Quality 2 programme. 
 

Livestock Health Plan

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Take responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of a plan to prevent and treat livestock health problems.
 

Livestock Breeding and Calving Plan

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Implement management strategies to achieve targets for mating and calving on a dairy farm.
 

Livestock Feeding Plan

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Use your knowledge of pasture production and livestock feeding to implement a feeding plan.
 

Maintenance

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Take responsibility for the day to day maintenance of vehicles, plant, machinery and equipment.
 

Environmental Management

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Manage the environmental impacts of dairy farming.
 

Management Reports

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Produce reports that help with business planning and decision making.
 

Benchmarking

At the end of this topic you will be able to:

  • Compare the performance of your farm with industry high performers.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be employed in a position where they can take some responsibility for day to day operations.

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