When you have completed this module, you will be able to:
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Understand the dairy breeds and the importance of comparing and selecting different dairy herds.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Understand the composition of milk and the importance of the factors affecting the composition of milk.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Identify the importance of the lactation cycle as well as the importance of feeding balanced rations to the dairy animals.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Understand and be able to implement the different management, growth and feeding factors affecting the dairy heifer and the dairy cow.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
The learner will be able to manage a farm milk dairy from milking the cows to the cooling of milk.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6
The learner will understand the planning and components of a milking machine system as well as the advantages of mechanical milking thus been able to choose the most suitable system.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7
The learner will understand the importance and use of record keeping and will be able to analyse records.