Poultry Production NQF level 2
Certification: Agri-SETA Accredited Certificate
Duration: 2 weeks
Cost: R 5250.00 per person
This course includes the following unit standards:
- SAQA ID 119442: Demonstrate basic understanding of the poultry production industry
- SAQA ID 119452: Show an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of poultry
- SAQA ID 119437: Utilise feed management in poultry production
- SAQA ID 116164: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of marketing
- SAQA ID 116159: Identify the need for capital and understand the need for the recording of the income and different costs in an agri-business
A candidate attending this course will gain the following skills:
- Show an understanding of the sources of breeding material for the different sectors of the poultry industry.
- Understand the structure of the poultry meat industry and its contribution to the supply of meat for the South African population.
- Understand the structure of the egg industry.
- Understand how the poultry industry converts agricultural by-products into tasty and highly nutritious human food.
- Demonstrate an understanding to treat poultry products in such a manner that the health of consumers will not be jeopardized.
- Identify the major external components of the body structure of poultry and understand their functions.
- Recognize the components of the cardio and respiratory systems and their functions to sustain life.
- Understand the process of feed digestion and the transport of absorbable products through the body.
- Describe the process of egg formation.
- Understand the male reproductive system.
- Understand the functions of the components that are used in making poultry feed (diets, rations).
- Understand the functions of the various types of diets for poultry.
- Understand the factors affecting feed cost and the efficiency of feed usage on a poultry farm.
- Understand how the feed affect the health of poultry and developing embryos.
- Understand what is meant by “marketing concept”.
- Understand the differences between and the value of demand and production driven farming practices.
- Identify the principles and factors of demand and supply and therefore basic price formulation.
- The principles of marketing as demonstrated by the needs of customers/clients.
- Describe the need for investment capital, where it can be acquired and how it can be categorised within an agri-business.
- Explain the flow of money in an agric-business.
- Describe the flow of costs in an agri-business.
- Identify the basic components of financial information and record keeping system and the basic administration procedures regarding source documents.
- Provide inputs to a simple record keeping system for an agri-business and be able to extract managerial information from it.
Training method: Onsite training, E-Learning and Classroom trainings at Hygro Training College in Eloff Mpumalanga, Road no.6, Small holding no.23