Cattle & Dairy Farming

    Course details

    • Code: AGRI.3108
    • Fee: $608*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Agriculture
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
LocationTokoroa, Taupo, Whakatane, Waipa, Rotorua Trades Academy, Whakatane Trades Academy
Related programmes
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2);

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively handle and milk cows, identify common behavioural and health problems and understand breeds and classes of cattle.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. prepare a milking shed for milking and clean the shed after milking;
  2. handle and shift cows safely and effectively;
  3. milk cows competently and efficiently;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of cow mammary glands, the composition of milk and the milking process;
  5. discuss common dairy cattle health problems;
  6. understand dairy cattle behaviour;
  7. describe cattle breeds and classes of cattle; and
  8. describe weaner and replacement cattle rearing.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

TitleCodeLevelCredits
Demonstrate knowledge of rearing weaner or replacement cattle1008234
Demonstrate knowledge of safe handling and health problems of dairy cattle, associated with milking1819123
Demonstrate knowledge of how cows produce milk1819222
Demonstrate knowledge of farm dairy design, and the effluent system1819322
Assist with milking2454828
Demonstrate knowledge of breeds and classes of cattle, and identification and records for cattle2462322

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017