Calf Rearing

R990.00

This course will teach you how to rear calves. It contains information about management, housing, weaning, feeding, diseases and much more.

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SPECIFIC OUTCOMES COVERED IN THIS LEARNER GUIDE:

When you have completed this module, you will be able to:

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Understand the importance of calf rearing and the selection of calves for the future of the herd and farm viability.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Understand the importance of pre-natal nutrition, calf management at birth and the need for calf colostrum intake.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

The learner will identify the importance of suckling in the calf rearing system and learn about the various ways calves can be suckled.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4

Understand the different artificial methods of calf rearing and the important aspects of whole milk feeding and housing.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5

The learner will be able to manage the early weaning system and gain knowledge in the alternative systems of calf rearing.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6

The learner will be able to implement a milk substitute feeding programme and gain the necessary knowledge for veal production.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7

The learner will be able to identify and understand the routine tasks in calf rearing such as earmarking, castration, dehorning, environmental requirements and disease management.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8

Understand and implement post weaning management for heifers and steers.

 

 

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