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Unit
Unit Reference Number
H/502/1829
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Maintain, monitor and evaluate the provision of feed and water to livestock
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
33
Unit Credit Value
5
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
3.1 Agriculture
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Be able to maintain the provision of feed and water to livestock

1.1

Maintain adequate stocks of feed in hygienic conditions, and suitable for the dietary programme

1.2

Confirm feed and water equipment is safe, hygienic and in good working order

1.3

Prepare feed for livestock in the correct quantities in accordance with the dietary programme

1.4

Maintain a supply of clean, fresh water in accordance with livestock needs

1.5

Monitor the provision of feed and water and take the appropriate action where there are problems

1.6

Provide clear and accurate information for recording purposes

2

Be able to monitor and evaluate livestock intake of feed and water

2.1

Monitor and maintain the feed and water intake of livestock at the appropriate times

2.2

Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the dietary programme in meeting production requirements

3

Be able to promote health and safety and environmental good practice

3.1

Work in a way which promotes health and safety, animal welfare, is consistent with relevant legislation, codes of practice and any additional requirements

3.2

Ensure work is carried out in a manner which minimises environmental damage

3.3

Manage and dispose of waste in accordance with legislative requirements

4

Be able to maintain and use relevant equipment

4.1

Ensure equipment is prepared, used and maintained in a safe and effective condition throughout

5

Understand how to maintain the provision of feed and water to livestock

5.1

Explain the ways in which hygiene must be monitored and maintained in relation to feed and water provision

5.2

Explain the purpose and content of the dietary programme covering:

(i) feed

(ii) water

(iii) supplementary feed

5.3

Explain how to calculate the feed consumption for livestock over a stated period of time

5.4

Explain at least two methods for providing feed and water to livestock

5.5

Explain the quality of feed and water required

5.6

Explain the ways in which the provision of feed and water can be monitored

5.7

Explain the types of problems which may occur during the provision of food and water and how these should be dealt with

5.8

Explain the methods for providing medication to livestock either via feed or water

5.9

Explain the relevant welfare and other legislation which applies to the provision of feed and water to livestock

5.10

Explain the types of records required and the importance of accurate record keeping

6

Understand how to monitor and evaluate livestock intake of feed and water

6.1

Explain the expected feed and water intake of the livestock and methods of checking

6.2

Explain how to deal with any variations in feeding and drinking habits of the livestock and the appropriate action (e.g. unexpected increases or decreases in consumption)

6.3

Explain the action to be taken to resolve problems or variations which may occur

6.4

Explain the types of feed specified in the dietary programme and their objectives

6.5

Describe the required production performance of the livestock (e.g. growth, development or yields)

6.6

Explain the methods for monitoring the production performance of livestock

6.7

Describe possible variations in the planned production performance of the livestock (e.g. unexpected changes in growth, development, yield and mortality patterns) and the correct actions to take

6.8

Explain the relevant welfare legislation which applies to the provision of feed and water to livestock

7

Understand relevant health and safety legislation and environmental good practice

7.1

Summarise current health and safety, animal welfare legislation, codes of practice and any additional requirements

7.2

Describe the possible environmental damage that could occur and how to respond appropriately

7.3

Explain the correct and appropriate methods for disposing of waste

7.4

Explain the records required for management and legislative purposes and the importance of maintaining them

8

Understand the reasons for maintaining equipment

8.1

Explain the importance and methods of maintaining equipment for use

Equivalent Units
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2.4.6.0L