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Level 2

Assist with milking sheep

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15611 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare farm dairy and yards for milking; get a dairy flock in for milking; milk dairy sheep; isolate milk and sheep unsuitable for collection, and follow hygiene practices as directed by a supervisor; and clean farm dairy and yards after milking, and set up for next milking.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Carry out wool shed tasks during shearing operations

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19146 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in shearing operations. People credited with this unit standard are able to: handle sheep in shed and yards for shearing; carry out board work during shearing; prepare wool for pressing as directed by a supervisor; and press wool as directed by a supervisor.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Describe the activities and identify the hazards in a wool shed during shearing from a farm perspective

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19147 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in the sheep farming industry, and secondary school and gateway students. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the activities and identify the hazards in a wool shed during shearing from a farm perspective.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Assist with the preparation and handling of lambs for docking

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19152 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in sheep farming. People credited with this unit standard are able to assist with: preparing and dismantling yards for docking lambs; handling and drafting lambs for docking; and docking.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Describe how the wearing of sheep teeth affects productivity, and inspect and age sheep teeth
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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24639 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the way sheep teeth change with age, and the effect of normal and excessive teeth wear on productivity; and inspect sheep teeth, and age sheep by mouthing.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of features, attributes, identification, and records for sheep

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1531.

24641 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the features and attributes of sheep, and the types of identification and record-keeping for sheep.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Assist with easy care lambing

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24643 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in sheep farming. People credited with this unit standard are able to assist with easy care lambing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Prepare, handle, and move rams prior to tupping, and check and report on the mating 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.

24645 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare, handle, and move rams prior to tupping, and check and report on the mating mob.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Dag and ring crutch sheep with prepared equipment

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 577.

30211 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are working in an entry level role as shepherds or farm workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to dag and ring crutch sheep with prepared equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Dag and crutch sheep with prepared equipment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30211.

577 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to dag and crutch sheep with prepared equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of rearing lambs and hoggets
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 28980.

10090 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: liveweight targets to achieve optimum lifetime performance when rearing young sheep; and the feeding, health, and welfare requirements of young sheep to achieve optimum performance.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

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

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24642.

1523 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of sheep reproduction and livestock attributes
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24641.

1531 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the reproductive organs of sheep; the reproductive process of sheep; the features and attributes of sheep; and the types of animal identification and record-keeping for sheep.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of sheep milk production

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15609 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the structure and function of the mammary gland of a sheep; describe the composition of sheep''s milk and factors which influence sheep''s milk composition; describe the features and operation of the main types of farm dairy and milking plant; describe the hazards of milking a dairy flock; and perform calculations appropriate to a milking dairy flock situation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Identify and observe lambed and unlambed ewes, and monitor and report on ewes at lambing
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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19148 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and observe lambed and unlambed ewes; and monitor and report on ewes at lambing.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Describe lambing, and the procedures for assisting ewes having difficulty lambing

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19149 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the stages of lambing, diseases and disorders of lambing, and factors which affect achieving optimum numbers of live births; and the procedures for assisting ewes having difficulty with lambing, and after-delivery procedures.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Describe sheep genetics, and ram selection

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19157 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the principles of genetics as they affect sheep breeding; desirable traits for sheep breeding purposes; ram selection; and the selection of sheep for culling, and wastage, and calculate the number of replacements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

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

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 24619 replaced unit standard 19113. Unit standards 24619, 24638 and 24817 have been replaced by unit standard 28976.

24638 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: move sheep in yards, without assistance; prepare and use equipment, handle sheep, and maintain records; and treat sheep, without assistance.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Plan a route, and muster and drove a mob of sheep
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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24640 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan a route for droving a mob of sheep; and muster and drove a mob of sheep along a planned route, into yards, and out of yards.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Describe sheep reproductive organs and cycles, and related management practices
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1523. Unit standards 1532, 1534, 19086, 24642 have been replaced by unit standard 28971

24642 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the reproductive organs of sheep; sheep reproduction and related management practices; and the factors involved in achieving optimum conception rates in sheep.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Handle ewes and lambs at lambing

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24644 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to handle ewes and lambs at lambing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Describe wool production in New Zealand

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571 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the variable nature of wool fibre and wool production; methods of shearing sheep and preparing wool for sale; and the sale of wool in New Zealand.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Kill and prepare a sheep for dog food
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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578 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: kill a sheep for dog food; prepare a sheep''s carcass for dog food; and cut up a carcass into sections.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Dock and treat lambs

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581 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare yards and handle lambs for docking; and dock and treat lambs.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Level 4

Supervise milking a dairy flock
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

15610 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise and rectify the malfunctions of farm dairy equipment; explain the factors involved in producing 'premium' milk; supervise milking of a dairy flock; and dry-off a dairy flock as directed by on-farm policy.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Carry out sheep milking routines
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

15612 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: train maiden ewes for milking; milk a flock under general supervision; clean and maintain farm dairy equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Assess condition of sheep, determine feed requirements, and feed a mob of sheep
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard, unit standard 8623, unit standard 19101, unit standard 19079, and unit standard 24627 have been replaced by unit standard 28859

19153 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: assess the condition of sheep; and determine feed requirements and provide a mob of sheep with pasture and/or supplementary feed, as required throughout the year.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Describe the role of farm subdivision in pasture and sheep management, and feed budgeting
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 19080 have been replaced by unit standard 24627. This unit standard and unit standard 19153 replaced unit standard 589.

19154 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the role of farm subdivision in pasture and animal management; describe a feed budget for different classes of sheep for a full year; and perform calculations.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Diagnose and treat ill-health in sheep
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard, unit standard 19076, unit standard 25375, unit standard 25922, and unit standard 25923 have been replaced by unit standard 28856

19155 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to diagnose and treat ill-health in sheep.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of the health of sheep
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 19155 replaced unit standard 590.

19156 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of signs of ill-health in sheep, and plan and record health programmes for sheep over the farming year.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

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

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1519.

19158 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of breeding sheep, and breeding programmes which maximise genetic gain; and perform calculations.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of sheep mating management practices
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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19159 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of: the influence of mating management practices on pregnancy and parturition in ewes; the mating management of rams throughout the year; and calculations related to sheep mating management practices.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Implement tupping, lambing, docking, and weaning of lambs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6536.

19160 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: implement tupping for a flock according to on-farm procedures; check a flock at lambing; assist with docking a mob of lambs; and implement the weaning of lambs.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Prepare and undertake shearing related activities on a farm
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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19161 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare shearing shed, yards, and animals for shearing; and control sheep flow and wool handling during shearing activities.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Select and prepare rams and ewes, and implement tupping
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 25383, unit standard 25384, and unit standard 25385, replaced unit standard 19160. This unit standard, unit standard 1521, unit standard 1530, unit standard 8628, unit standard 19078, unit standard 19085, unit standard

25382 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select and prepare rams; check and draft ewes, and select and introduce rams to the flock; and monitor ram performance, manage the mating mob, and check and maintain condition of ewes.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Prepare for and implement lambing, and take action to minimise ewe and lamb losses
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 25382, unit standard 25384, and unit standard 25385, replaced unit standard 19160. This unit standard, unit standard 1521, unit standard 1530, unit standard 8628, unit standard 19078, unit standard 19085, unit standard

25383 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare for and implement lambing, and take action to minimise ewe and lamb losses.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Prepare for, and implement, docking of lambs
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 25382, unit standard 25383, and unit standard 25385, replaced unit standard 19160.

25384 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare for, and implement, docking of lambs.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Plan and implement the weaning of lambs
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 25382, unit standard 25383, and unit standard 25384, replaced unit standard 19160.

25385 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan and implement the weaning of lambs.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Describe ill-health in sheep
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 19156. This unit standard, unit standard 19076, unit standard 19155, unit standard 25375, and unit standard 25922 have been replaced by unit standard 28856

25923 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe ill-health in sheep.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga WBL Ltd. T/A Primary ITO

Data as at 06 December 2022