Unit Standards

These Standards will be Revised

Title Unit Level
Demonstrate knowledge of pig breeding, and breeding programmes 3
Demonstrate knowledge of pig nutrition 3
Select pigs for sale, and manage their transport 3
Demonstrate knowledge of genetics in pig breeding 3
Maintain feed supplies, and manage feed deliveries in a pork production unit 3
Carry out checks, oestrus detection, mating, and culling of sow breeding stock in an outdoor unit 3
Demonstrate knowledge of transplanting large trees using specialised equipment 3
Demonstrate knowledge of pig health, health problems, behaviour, welfare and biosecurity procedures 3
Care for the sow and litter from birth to weaning in an indoor unit and outdoor 2
Enter, and walk through a pork production unit, and inspect pigs and equipment 2
Demonstrate knowledge of the pork industry 3
Carry out pregnancy testing on sow breeding stock 3
Demonstrate knowledge of pig welfare 2
Handle and move a boar 2
Demonstrate knowledge of pig diseases, disorders, and plan a preventative health programme 3
Demonstrate knowledge of pig breeds 2
Demonstrate knowledge of pig anatomy and physiology 3
Demonstrate knowledge of local pig breeds 1
Overhaul a starter motor 3
Demonstrate knowledge of farrowing, and post-farrowing care of the litter and sow 2
Demonstrate knowledge of pig feed ingredients, and mix and mill diets under direct supervision 2
Describe pig feed requirements, and feed pigs under direct supervision 2
Assist sows to farrow under supervision in an indoor and outdoor units 2
Carry out pork production unit biosecurity procedures 2
Carry out groundperson duties in arboriculture 2

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