Level 4 Sheep or Beef Farming

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Livestock) Level 4

If you’re keen to live in the country, work outside and with animals, sheep and beef farming apprenticeship could be for you. There are around 29,200 sheep and beef farms in New Zealand — that’s about 31.1 million sheep and 3.7 million beef cattle. New Zealand has a sophisticated meat industry with lots of career opportunities. Plus, once you gain the skills you can have your very own team of dogs!

Course summary

Level

4

Duration

21 months

Start date

Summer

Fee

$825 Inc GST

 

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

  • Benchmark own farm physical performance against data from industry high performers
  • Produce management reports on day to day activities for a farming production system
  • Take responsibility for the day to day maintenance of vehicles, plant, machinery and equipment
  • Assist with the management of environmental impacts on farm.
 

Topics covered

Implement a 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.

 

Implement a livestock breeding and calving or lambing plan

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

  • Implement management strategies to achieve targets for mating and calving or lambing.
 

Implement a 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.
 

Take responsibility for maintenance

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

  • You will learn to take responsibility for the day to day maintenance of vehicles, plant, machinery and equipment.
 

Produce management reports

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

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

 

 

Benchmark your farm

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

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

 

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