Poultry Production







Poultry Production NQF level 2

Credits: 21

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