Demonstrate knowledge of wool production




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Demonstrate knowledge of wool production


Level

3

Credits

5


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


Subfield

Agriculture

Domain

Sheep Farming

Status

Registered

Status date

23 April 2008

Date version published

23 April 2008

Planned review date

31 December 2012

Entry information

Open.

Accreditation

Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA, industry and teaching professional in the same field from another provider.

Standard setting body (SSB)

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference

0052

This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
Reference

Meat and Wool Board, Clip Preparation – Best Practice Guideline, available from http://meatandwool.co.nz.


Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Demonstrate knowledge of the variable nature of wool fibre and wool production.
Performance criteria
1.1 The form of wool fibre, and variation are described in relation to diameter, strength, crimp, colour, and length.
1.2 The seasonal patterns of wool growth and quality are identified and described in terms of the factors affecting those patterns.
1.3 The influence of nutrition on wool growth and quality is described in terms of feed level and feed quality.
1.4 Factors affecting the timing of shearing are identified and described in relation to the nature of their influence.
Range climatic season, frequency, wool characteristics, economic.
Element 2
Demonstrate knowledge of the methods of shearing sheep and preparing wool for sale.
Performance criteria
2.1 Preparation and care of sheep are described in relation to procedures before, during, and after shearing.
2.2 Shearing shed procedures and methods are described in accordance with industry guidelines and practices.
Range includes but is not limited to procedures related to – sheep care, wool quality.
2.3 Classing of fleece wool is described in terms of the procedures in relation to end use.
Range strong wools, mid-micron, fine wools or merino.
2.4 Clip preparation methods are described in relation to the major wool types and the factors influencing preparation.
Range length, colour, strength, vegetable matter, micron.
2.5 Factors influencing the prices paid for wool are described in terms of those able to be influenced by the grower.
Range before, during, and after shearing.
Element 3
Demonstrate knowledge of the sale of wool in New Zealand.
Performance criteria
3.1 A grower’s clip is described in terms of the handling sequence from farm gate to sale and payment.
3.2 Outlets for the sale of wool are described in terms of their systems of handling and selling the wool.
Range evidence is required for at least two outlets.
3.3 Wool selling terminology is described in accordance with industry definitions and usage.
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.
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 standards@primaryito.ac.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

Ó New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016


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