Domain - Deer Farming

Domain - Deer Farming

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Level 2

Move deer into and around yards, and load and unload, under direct supervision
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

19092 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, under direct supervision, move deer into and around yards, and load and unload deer. This unit standard is for entry level people working under the direct supervision of the employer or supervisor.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of deer welfare and stockmanship
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

19093 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of deer breed characteristics, stockmanship, and welfare.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of deer genetics and mating
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 24809 replaced unit standard 1517.

24808 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People completing this unit are able to demonstrate knowledge of deer genetics and mating.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Assist with deer grazing management, and feed deer under direct supervision
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

24812 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise and report pasture quality, water supply, and presence of pasture weeds; and feed deer under direct supervision, and report the condition of deer.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Identify status, and maintain records, of deer, under direct supervision
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

24816 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, under direct supervision, identify status of deer and maintain records of deer. This unit standard is for entry level people working under the direct supervision of the employer or supervisor.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate understanding of the safe handling of deer in yards
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

25623 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a deer handling context. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of the safe handling of deer in yards.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Assist with preventative health programmes for deer under direct supervision
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8620 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to recognise normal health and behaviour of deer, report signs of abnormal behaviour, and assist with preventative health programmes for deer under direct supervision.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of deer breeding
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24808 and unit standard 24809.

1517 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the principles of genetics as they affect livestock breeding; the identification and recording of traits for breeding purposes; and culling and wastage of deer.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of deer mating
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

1526 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the stages and cycles of reproduction for deer; the factors involved in achieving optimum conception rates in deer; and identifying and recording stock in oestrus.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of deer reproduction, breeds, classes, identification, and recording
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 Unit standards 1532, 1534, 19086, 24642 have been replaced by unit standard 28971

1532 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the reproductive organs of deer; deer reproduction; the breeds and classes of deer; and the types of identification and record keeping for deer.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the sale, purchase, and transportation of deer
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

19095 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the sale, purchase, and transportation of deer.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the contribution of genetics, traits, and productivity targets to deer breeding
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 24808 replaced unit standard 1517. Unit standards 1518 and 24809 have been replaced by unit standard 28974.

24809 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People completing this unit are able to demonstrate knowledge of: genetics as they affect deer breeding; the identification and recording of traits for deer breeding purposes; and productivity targets and culling of deer.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Carry out preventative health programmes for deer as directed
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

24811 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise normal health and behaviour and report signs of abnormal behaviour in deer; and carry out preventative health programmes for deer as directed.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Handle, move, and treat deer as directed
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 Unit standards 24619, 24638 and 24817 have been replaced by unit standard 28976.

24817 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, as directed: move deer into and around yards; load and unload deer; and permanently identify, weigh and maintain records of deer.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe behaviour of, and assist to move and handle, stags in a mob
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 Unit standards 1525, 24546, 24621, 24622, 24645, 24819, and 24820 have been replaced by unit standard 28972. Unit standards 24546, 24621, 24622, 24645, 24819, and 24820 have been replaced by unit standard 28973.

24819 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe behaviour of stags in a mob, and assist to move and handle stags in a mob.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Handle stags in a mob during mating
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 Unit standards 1525, 24546, 24621, 24622, 24645, 24819, and 24820 have been replaced by unit standard 28972.

24820 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: handle stags in a mob during mating.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe, and assist with, fawning and weaning
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8622 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the normal process of fawning, and recognise and report on fawning problems; assist to tag, sex, and weigh fawns; and assist at weaning.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Carry out deer grazing management, and feed deer as directed
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8624 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate and report pasture quality and presence of weeds and pests, and evaluate water supply; feed and report the condition of deer as directed.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Demonstrate knowledge of deer breeding methods and programmes
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 1530, unit standard 8628, unit standard 19078, unit standard 19085, unit standard 25378, unit standard 25379, unit standard 25382, unit standard 25383 and unit standard 25829 have been replaced by unit standard 28857 and

1521 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People completing this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the breeding methods for deer and programmes which maximise genetic gain, and perform calculations appropriate to a deer situation.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of deer mating management
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

1530 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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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 deer, the influence of mating management on deer parturition, and the management of breeding males throughout the year; and perform calculations for deer mating.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of velvet antler markets and production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

15598 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: international markets and market implications of velvet harvesting and marketing; the product grading system in New Zealand for velvet antler; and velvet antler production.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of velvet antler harvesting
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

15599 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the legal requirements for animal welfare, the use of prescription animal remedies, and the role of the veterinary supervisor in the removal of velvet antler; the system and steps of velvet antler removal; and of deer observation and attention after velvet antler removal.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe the management of fertiliser run-off and chemical residues in deer farming
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

19097 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the management of fertiliser run-off and chemical residues in deer farming. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of venison markets and production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

24815 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: international markets and market implications of venison production and marketing; the product grading system in New Zealand for venison; and venison production.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Handle, move, and treat deer
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

24818 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: move deer into and around yards; select deer for transport, load and unload deer; and permanently identify, weigh, and maintain records of deer.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Plan and coordinate pasture management and the feeding of deer
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 19101, unit standard 19153, unit standard 19079, and unit standard 24627 have been replaced by unit standard 28859

8623 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: assess deer pasture quality, and implement pest and weed control and pasture management programmes; implement grazing management systems, and provide supplementary feeding according to production and seasonal requirements for deer; manage rotational and integrated grazing of deer with other animals; and perform calculations.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Harvest deer velvet antler using physical restraint
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

8631 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: muster, yard, and draft stags; restrain stags using physical methods; administer local anaesthetic, and apply a tourniquet in preparation for velvet harvesting; surgically remove, and store velvet antler; and attend to deer after velvet antler removal. This unit standard is for National Velveting Standards Body (NVSB) certificated farmers using physical restraint in the process of deer velvet antler removal.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Harvest deer velvet antler under direct veterinary supervision
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

8633 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: muster, yard, and draft stags; restrain stags using physical methods; restrain stags using chemical methods under direct veterinary supervision; administer local anaesthetic, and apply a tourniquet in preparation for velvet harvesting under direct veterinary supervision; surgically remove velvet antler under direct veterinary supervision, and store; and attend to deer after velvet antler removal. This unit standard is for people working under direct veterinary supervision.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Level 5

Sell and purchase deer
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

19094 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to select and prepare deer for sale, and purchase deer. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management on a deer farm.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Identify and manage deer farming land subject to erosion
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

19096 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify areas of deer farming land susceptible to erosion, and manage areas of deer farming land subject to erosion or potential erosion. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Manage a non-surgical artificial insemination (AI) programme for deer
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

24814 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for the deer AI programme; plan and manage back up requirements; carry out the AI programme under veterinarian supervision; and organise pregnancy scanning following AI procedures.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Maintain the health of deer
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8621 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to recognise and manage pasture related health problems, and minimise the risk of disease through implementation of preventative health programmes and management strategies.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Plan and design deer unit layout
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8625 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: assess the land for suitability for the deer farming activity; design deer fencing and accessways; plan water supply according to deer requirements; design yards and handling facilities; and plan shelter. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management on a deer farm.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Plan a deer breeding programme
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8626 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine breeding objectives; select breeding animals; and determine replacement numbers. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management on a deer farm.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Manage a natural mating programme for deer
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8627 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to manage pre-rut, rut, and post-rut stags and hinds to optimise fawning performance, and manage the mating programme. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management on a deer farm.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Manage a deer herd before, during, and after fawning
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 1521, unit standard 1530, unit standard 19078, unit standard 19085, unit standard 25378, unit standard 25379, unit standard 25382, unit standard 25383 and unit standard 25829 have been replaced by unit standard 28857 and

8628 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for fawning; recognise and manage problems of fawning; tag, sex, and weigh fawns; and wean and manage weaners. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management on a deer farm.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the deer product market, and assess and determine deer farming policy
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8630 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the factors which influence deer product market prices and trends, and assess deer farming options and determine own policy. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management on a deer farm.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Harvest deer velvet antler using chemical restraint
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

8632 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: muster, yard, and draft stags; restrain stags using chemical methods; administer local anaesthetic, and apply a tourniquet in preparation for velvet harvesting; surgically remove, and store velvet antler; and attend to deer after velvet antler removal. This unit standard is for National Velveting Standards Body (NVSB) certificated farmers using chemical restraint in the process of deer velvet harvest.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Data as at 13 June 2024