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Level 2

Describe the end use of crops and factors which affect crop yields, and interpret seed quality

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15 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the cropping industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the end use of crops grown on New Zealand farms; describe major factors which affect crop yields; and describe and interpret seed quality.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe annual feed supply and demand, methods to manage feed surpluses and deficits, and perform calculations

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19081 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the relationship between annual feed supply and demand, and the importance of maintaining target Annual Pasture Cover (APC); demonstrate knowledge of methods used to manage feed surpluses and deficits; and perform calculations.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assist with handling livestock when moving and drafting, and when livestock are distressed

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19106 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in the primary industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to assist with: moving livestock along a route; drafting livestock; and handling distressed livestock.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Work a farm dog and maintain its health and welfare

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19110 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in the primary industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: work a farm dog when handling stock, maintain the health and welfare of a farm dog, describe working dog registration requirements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Check and report on livestock

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19112 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who have responsibility for checking and reporting on livestock under the general direction of a supervisor. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and report signs of good health and ill health in livestock; and check and report on livestock feeding and housing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assist with handling and treatment of livestock

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Version 3

19114 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who have responsibility for handling and treatment of livestock under the direction of a supervisor. People credited with this unit standard are able to: move livestock in yards under the direction of a supervisor; and assist with treatment of livestock.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of livestock behaviour and welfare in a primary industry operation

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19116 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people requiring knowledge of livestock behaviour and livestock welfare in a primary industry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of livestock behaviour and livestock welfare.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Set up, monitor, and maintain a borderdyke irrigation system

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19120 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: set up and monitor a borderdyke irrigation system; and maintain a borderdyke irrigation system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe the structure and growth stages of plants, and changes in physiology and requirements
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24636 and unit standard 24637.

19121 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of plant structures and their functions; describe plant processes; and describe the association between growth stages and changes in physiology of a plant and changes to plant requirements.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Set up, operate, and maintain a non-travelling spray irrigation system

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19122 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: set up, operate, and shift a non-travelling spray irrigation system; and maintain a non-travelling spray irrigation system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Feed livestock with supplementary feed as directed by supervisor

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24629 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in the primary industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to feed livestock with supplementary feed under the general direction of a supervisor.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assist with livestock grazing management, and feed livestock under direct supervision

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24630 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who have responsibility for feeding livestock under the general direction of a supervisor. People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise and report on pasture and water quality, and supply and presence of weeds. They are also able to feed livestock as directed, and report the condition of livestock.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of, and assist with, livestock scanning

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24635 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of scanning and its contribution to livestock management; and assist with scanning.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe plants in the agriculture industry

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24636 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in agriculture. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: agricultural plant structures and their functions; the growth stages of agricultural plants; and the life cycles of agricultural plants.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 3

Plan plantings for insect and bird retention

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Version 3

10087 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, for a given situation: assess the insect, in particular bees, and bird requirements; assess plants; and plan plantings to attract birds and insects.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe pasture plants and production, and ways to optimise pasture growth and utilisation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 28922

16 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the importance of pastures to New Zealand agriculture; describe the relationship between legumes and grasses in New Zealand farm pastures; identify the structure and growing stages of pasture plants; describe ways producers optimise pasture growth and utilisation; and identify major pasture species of local significance and their general attributes.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology

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18 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify and describe the structural body parts, and internal anatomy of animals, and demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of animal body systems, and ruminant and non-ruminant digestion.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of livestock feeding
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24628. This unit standard replaced unit standard 568.

19102 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of feed supply and demand for a chosen livestock farming operation, grazing systems, and the conservation and use of pasture surpluses; and perform calculations.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of methods for promoting on-farm livestock health and health problems of livestock

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19103 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the methods for promoting livestock health; and health problems of a livestock species.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the types, breeds, uses, and health requirements of farm dogs

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19111 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the types, breeds, and uses of farm dogs; and major types of canine ill-health.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Handle and treat livestock
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24619 and unit standard 24638. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10085.

19113 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: move livestock in yards, without assistance, as directed by a supervisor; prepare and use equipment, and handle livestock as directed by a supervisor; and treat livestock, without assistance as directed by a supervisor.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Handle and move livestock

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Version 3

19115 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in the primary industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: catch, restrain, and lift livestock manually within safe and personal limits; and move a herd or mob of livestock, as directed by the supervisor, without assistance.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Set up, operate, and maintain a travelling irrigation system

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Version 3

19119 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the primary industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to set up, operate, and shift a travelling spray irrigation system between sites; and maintain a travelling spray irrigation system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify external body parts, ideal conformation, and conformation faults of livestock

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24625 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify external body parts of livestock, ideal conformation, and conformation faults.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe pasture supply and demand, feeds, and grazing systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 28920

24628 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: pasture and supplement supply and demand, and the use of supplements, for a chosen livestock farming operation; the components, use, and digestibility of livestock feeds; grazing systems; the conservation and use of pasture surpluses; and perform calculations.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assist with livestock grazing management, and feed livestock
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 28923

24631 Unit Standard 6 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 pests; and feed livestock, and report the condition of livestock.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Complete documentation, and present livestock for transport, sale, or slaughter

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24634 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: complete documentation for livestock presented for transport, sale, or slaughter; and prepare stock for transport.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of factors which contribute to pastoral livestock feed demand

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 24628.

28920 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are required to demonstrate knowledge of factors which contribute to pastoral livestock feed demand.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of pasture management in a pastoral livestock workplace
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32089. This unit standard replaced unit standard 16.

28922 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are required to apply an understanding of pasture management in a primary industry workplace.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assist with feeding pastoral livestock to meet production targets
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 28924 were replaced by unit standard 32092. This unit standard replaced unit standard 24631.

28923 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are required to assist with livestock feeding in a pastoral livestock system.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assist with supplying water to livestock in a pastoral livestock workplace
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 28923 were replaced by unit standard 32092. This unit standard replaced unit standard 30 and 31.

28924 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who assist with supplying water to livestock in a pastoral livestock workplace.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of, and assist with pasture management practices to maintain quality, growth and utilisation

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 28922.

32089 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the primary industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of pasture management and assist with pasture management practices that maintain quality, optimal growth and utilisation of pastures.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assist with feeding and supplying water to pastoral livestock to meet production targets

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standards 28923 and 28924.

32092 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are required to assist with livestock feeding and supplying water in a pastoral livestock system to meet production targets.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare and harvest hay or silage

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Version 4

574 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare a paddock for harvesting of feed surplus, and harvest supplementary feed as directed by a supervisor using tractor-mounted equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Use and care for farm horses

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Version 5

575 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a primary industry context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a farm horse for riding, check for soundness, and ride a farm horse while moving livestock; describe common health problems of farm horses; identify and report ailments, injuries, and hoof problems of farm horses; care for and groom a farm horse; and identify, care for, and check the gear of a farm horse.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Handle livestock when moving and drafting and when livestock are distressed

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Version 4

582 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: move livestock along a defined route; draft livestock as directed, with assistance as required; and handle distressed livestock.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Describe methods to maximise pasture production, and pasture renovation and renewal
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard, unit standard 8623, unit standard 19153, unit standard 19079, and unit standard 24627 have been replaced by unit standard 28859

19101 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe methods to maximise pasture production; describe the techniques used to establish or renovate pasture, and reasons for pasture renewal or renovation; and perform calculations.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Rear and train working dogs and work a team of dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24632 and unit standard 24633. This unit standard replaced unit standard 586.

19107 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: rear a pup from weaning; train a working dog; work a team of dogs; and maintain the health and welfare of working dogs.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify a feed surplus and supervise its conservation

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19108 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify a feed surplus and paddocks for closing; coordinate the timing and sequence of feed conservation activities; and coordinate the storage of conserved feed.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the sale and purchase of livestock

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Version 2

19109 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the methods for sale and purchase of livestock; the selection and preparation of livestock for sale; and factors which influence livestock market prices and trends.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of meat production

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Version 2

19117 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the aspects of markets for New Zealand meat which affect meat production; and to demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between animal characteristics and growth in meat-producing animals, the role of feed in meat-producing animals, and key health and welfare requirements which affect the production of meat-producing animals.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of irrigation systems, and calculate soil moisture and water efficiency

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Version 2

19123 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of irrigation systems; and calculate soil moisture and water efficiency.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe a feed budget, and the management of pasture surplus or deficit
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 19080 and unit standard 19154. This unit standard, unit standard 8623, unit standard 19101, unit standard 190153, and unit standard 19079 have been replaced by unit standard 28859

24627 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe a seasonal feed budget for different classes of livestock for a period of three months; and describe the selection of a fodder crop and management of pasture surplus or deficit; and perform calculations.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Rear and train a working dog

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Version 1 This unit standard and unit standard 24633 replaced unit standard 19107.

24632 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to rear a pup from weaning, and train a working dog.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Work a team of dogs, and maintain their health and welfare

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Version 1 This unit standard and unit standard 24632 replaced unit standard 19107.

24633 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to work a team of dogs; and maintain the health and welfare of working dogs.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the modification of plant processes to optimise plant production

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Version 1 This unit standard and unit standard 24636 replaced unit standard 19121.

24637 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the physiology of agricultural plants; and the farmer inputs required to optimise plant growth and seed production.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Plan, implement, and record a health programme for livestock
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 19076, unit standard 19155, unit standard 25922, and unit standard 25923 have been replaced by unit standard 28856

25375 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan a yearly health programme; and implement and record a health programme, for livestock.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

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

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 19083 and unit standard 19158. This unit standard, unit standard 1521, unit standard 1530, unit standard 8628, unit standard 19078, unit standard 19085, unit standard 25378, unit standard 25379, unit standard 25

25829 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: methods of breeding livestock; and livestock breeding programmes which maximise genetic gain.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe livestock health management strategies, and implement and monitor a livestock health plan

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 19076, unit standard 19155, unit standard 25375, unit standard 25922, and unit standard 25923.

28856 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are working in a livestock farming operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to take responsibility for implementing and monitoring a livestock health plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe livestock mating management strategies, and implement, monitor and evaluate a livestock mating plan

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 28858 replaced unit standard 1521, 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

28857 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are working in a livestock farming context. People credited with this unit standard are able to take responsibility for implementing, monitoring and evaluating a livestock mating plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe livestock parturition management strategies, and implement and monitor a farm parturition plan

Word  PDF

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 28857 replaced unit standard 1521, 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

28858 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are working in a livestock farming context. People credited with this unit standard are able to take responsibility for implementing and monitoring a farm parturition plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe pasture production methods, and implement and monitor a pastoral livestock feeding plan

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8623, unit standard 19101, unit standard 19153, unit standard 19079, and unit standard 24627.

28859 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are working in a pastoral livestock production system. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe pasture production methods used to feed livestock, and implement and monitor a pastoral livestock feeding plan in a farming workplace.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Implement and monitor a livestock farming production plan

Word  PDF

Version 2

29491 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are responsible for implementing a livestock farming production plan in a specific farming context.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of livestock effluent management

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Version 4

584 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the requirements for effluent management for livestock operation of a stated livestock type; the characteristics of effluent disposal options; and the operation of an effluent management system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 5

Describe ruminant digestion, formulate and cost a daily feed allowance for ruminants to meet a production target

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Version 4

19118 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a ruminant production system context. People credited with this unit standards are able to describe the way ruminants metabolise food constituents; formulate and cost a daily feed allowance and describe feeding systems and strategies.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 21 September 2021