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Calf Rearing

Course Category: Animal Production
Price: R1,600.00 Incl. VAT
Sale Price: 800.00 Incl. VAT (50% OFF)

Course Covers:

Selection of the calf. The calf at birth. Systems of rearing calves. Veal production. Routine tasks. Post-weaning management.

SKU: LG80003/2
Aligned to Unit Standard 116318 NQF Level 4 Credits 3

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Course Outcomes

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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