Dairy Cattle

R990.00

This course covers dairy cattle, milk, feeding, management of dairy cows as well as a dairy. It also contains economics relating to dairies and will teach you how to work out your costs and profits.

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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 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.

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