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Demonstrate knowledge of cattle mating practices and management

Level Credits Purpose 4 4 People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the management practices before and after mating that lead to optimum production for cattle; and the management of breeding males throughout the year. Agriculture Cattle Farming Registered 17 July 2009 17 July 2009 31 December 2014 Open. Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA, industry and teaching professional in the same field from another provider. Primary Industry Training Organisation 0052

Subfield Domain Status Status date Date version published Planned review date Entry information Accreditation

Standard setting body (SSB)

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference

This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do. Special notes Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the ­ Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Animal Welfare Act 1999, and their subsequent amendments.

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Elements and performance criteria

Element 1 Demonstrate knowledge of the management practices before and after mating that lead to optimum production for cattle. Performance criteria 1.1 Management practices are described in terms of technologies available to condense calving patterns. Range Controlled Internal Drug Release (CIDR), prostaglandin, synchronisation.

1.2

Management practices are evaluated in terms of achieving optimum submission and conception rates. Range natural mating and/or artificial insemination, fertile semen, cow and bull health, feeding, animal condition, male:female ratios.

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Management practices after mating are explained in terms of support of healthy pregnancy and successful parturition. Record systems are described in accordance with on-farm procedures.

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Element 2 Demonstrate knowledge of the management of breeding males throughout the year. Range nutrition, health, handling, timing of introduction to the herd, serving capacity.

Performance criteria 2.1 Management practices are described in terms of preparing breeding males for mating. Management practices during mating are described in terms of those which maximise breeding male performance. Management practices from post-mating until next mating are described in terms of maintaining the condition of bulls.

2.2

2.3

Please note Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment. Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.

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19085 version 2 Page 3 of 3 Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards. Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements. Comments on this unit standard Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation [email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

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