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This course is designed to advance participant's understanding of feedlot efficiency within feedlot production. It provides the skills and knowledge required to:
- evaluate factors which influence feed intake and examines feeding management systems used within feedlot production; and
- apply bunk management to feedlot production.
This course includes the following nationally recognised units of competency:
- FPMFIM407 - Evaluate feed intake and feeding management systems, and
- FPMFBM408 - Apply bunk management
These units form part of the overall 10148NAT - Certificate IV in Feedlot Production (Feeding Management) qualification. The detail below sets out the key components studied within this short course.
- Feed selection
- Ration characteristics
- Animal characteristics
- Feed intake and environment
- Feed intake assessment
- Manure assessment
- Cattle feeding behaviour
- Feed bins and feed bunks
- Bunk management systems
- Objectives of bunk management
- Calling bunks
- Bunk management calculations
- Data errors
- Predicting feed intake
To assist you in deciding if you are ready for study at this level:
- Are you looking to optimise feed intake and bunk management?
- Do you want to sharpen your skills in interpreting the bunk, feed intake equations, animal behaviour and bunk records?
- Are you self motivated? Do you have a range of study skills and tools to direct your study? Organising your study time, so as to prioritise your workload, will allow you to get the most out of your studies and meet your assessment deadlines.
- Study will involve a range of reading activities, calculations, report writing and conducting research. This course includes practical assessment elements. You are required to have literacy and numeracy levels equivalent to a successful completion of year 10 English and Mathematics.
Resources RequiredIt is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access seventyWest online systems and a computer with up to date software, including Microsoft office. You will also require a valid and appropriate email address and personal stationery (pen and paper).
seventyWest will provide the relevant learning resources (workbooks) for this course.
This unit is delivered in both self-paced online study or blended delivery mode (which comprises of online studies and workshop format).
The duration of the training is 202 hours (typically 3-6 months).
Custom group training is available with delivery details negotiated with each employer.
On successful completion, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment in:
- FPMFIM407 Evaluate feed intake and feeding management systems
- FPMFBM408 Apply bunk managementGP406 Operate feedlot grain processing systems