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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control feedbunker and water trough quality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116645  Control feedbunker and water trough quality 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in controlling feedlot feed bunker and water trough levels and quality. The scope of this unit standard deal with the determining of feed and water quality, scheduling the cleaning programme, and the refilling time required. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard,
the learner is assumed to have :
  • Literacy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 2.
  • Numeracy at NQF level 2.
  • Respond Correctly To Control Defensive Behaviour In Animals, NQF 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess bunker feed levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Daily feed consumption is determined according to recent consumption. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Delivery times are assessed on a 24 hr basis according to recent deliveries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock numbers in pens are determined according to recent numbers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for determining daily feed consumptions are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for correctly scheduling feed deliveries are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The purpose of determining feedlot pen numbers are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate bunker feed quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of level of feed freshness and livestock acceptability is applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feed quality is determined by assessing heat discharge of feed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for determining heat discharge in feed bunker are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of determining feed freshness and livestock acceptability is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Schedule feed bunker and water trough cleaning programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The number of units that can be emptied and cleaned routinely is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The time required to refill the feed bunkers and water troughs is estimated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of routinely cleaning feed bunkers and water troughs is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The number of feed bunkers and water troughs that can be emptied daily is determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate water trough level and water quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water trough levels are assessed against livestock numbers and daily consumption. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water quality is determined by assessing water contamination and cleanliness of available water. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not maintaining fresh feed and water is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not estimating the time to refill feed bunkers and water troughs is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that al the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then thy should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of:
  • Basic knowledge of livestock eating and drinking patterns.
  • Basic knowledge of fresh feed and water requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of routine emptying and cleaning of bunkers and water troughs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to specific outcomes:
  • Schedule feed bunker and water trough cleaning programmes.
  • Evaluate water trough level and water quality. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety principles. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    6. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    7. Escay Catering and other Services 
    8. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    9. Heedmorine Training 
    10. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    11. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    12. Maishamalema Development Training 
    13. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    14. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    15. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    16. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    17. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    18. Mpontshe Training 
    19. Mvelo Consultant 
    20. Nophelo Training Centre 
    21. Novi General Services 
    22. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    23. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Setlakala Business Development 
    25. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    26. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    27. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    28. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    29. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    30. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    31. Tripple R Training Provider 
    32. University of Limpopo 
    33. Vari Consulting 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.