Handle livestock when moving and drafting and when livestock are distressed




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Handle livestock when moving and drafting and when livestock are distressed


Level

3

Credits

6


Purpose 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.


Subfield

Agriculture

Domain

Farming Skills

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
1 Legislative and regulatory requirements include but are not limited to the – Animal Welfare Act 1999, Traffic Regulations 1976, Local Authority By-Laws, and their subsequent amendments.
2 Performance of all aspects of this unit standard should comply with the Welfare Code relevant to the type of livestock with which the candidate is involved. Welfare codes are available from http://biosecurity.govt.nz.
3 Distressed livestock refer to animals that are stressed, agitated or excited, or in poor health such that they require individual care.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Move livestock along a defined route.
Performance criteria
1.1 Livestock are moved without injury, loss, or undue stress or risk to stock.
1.2 Livestock are moved along a route and within a time defined by the supervisor and with regard to the climatic conditions existing at the time.
1.3 Legal and regulatory requirements are described for moving stock on public roads.
1.4 Livestock are moved without damage to property en route or injury to people.
Element 2
Draft livestock as directed, with assistance as required.
Range assistance – additional handler or dog.
Performance criteria
2.1 Livestock are drafted into required groups in accordance with instructions of the supervisor, and numbers tallied.
Range two of – yards, races, paddock.
2.2 Livestock flow through the drafting gates is steady with animals not restricted by drafting.
2.3 Livestock are drafted without damage to property or injury to people.
Element 3
Handle distressed livestock.
Performance criteria
3.1 Distressed livestock are moved in a controlled manner which is safe for stock and handler(s).
3.2 Distressed livestock are restrained securely and in a manner which is safe for stock and handler(s).
3.3 Handlers' actions are reassuring and calming in nature, and avoid worsening stock condition or distress.
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.

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