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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the feedlot environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116647  Demonstrate an understanding of the feedlot environment 
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  10 
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 understanding the feedlot operating environment that will influence feedlot cost effectiveness. The scope of this unit standard deals with the understanding of the purchase areas, role players, legislation and efficiency terminology used. 

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.
  • "Evaluate external animal anatomy and morphology; NQF 2" or equivalent. 

  • 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 
    Identify and describe industry role players and structures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Industry role players range from agents, feedlots, abattoirs, speculators to other buyers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislative authorities relevant to industry are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Role player representation and location are recalled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prominent buyers and sellers of livestock are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for identifying the relevant role players are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate livestock purchase regions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Purchase areas include but are not limited to preferred, risk, measle, parasite to prohibited areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Areas are selected according to livestock preferences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Areas of health risk are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Livestock availability is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for selecting the preferred purchase areas are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for determining livestock availability are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not purchasing livestock in risk free areas explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation applicable to the livestock industry. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Legislation relevant to the industry includes but is not limited to Stock Theft Act, Animal Disease Act, Transport Ordinances Livestock Identification, VAT on Livestock, Livestock Welfare. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various acts relevant to health, production and statutory controls are recalled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for identifying the legislative authorities are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not adhering to the relevant legislation Acts are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply feedlot production and slaughter norms. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Efficiency Terminology includes but is not limited to preferred breeds and carcase mass, slaughter mass, production efficiencies and meat classification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various accepted production efficient measurements are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Slaughter terminology and quality norms are identified and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of understanding the feedlot efficiency measurements is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of applying slaughter quality norms 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 relevant Legislation.
  • Basic knowledge of livestock efficiencies.
  • Basic knowledge of extensive grazing areas.
  • Knowledge of types of livestock breeds and crosses. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to specific outcomes:
  • Evaluate livestock purchase regions.
  • Apply feedlot production and slaughter norms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to specific outcomes:
  • Evaluate livestock purchase regions.
  • Apply feedlot production and slaughter norms. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to specific outcomes:
  • Evaluate livestock purchase regions.
  • Apply feedlot production and slaughter norms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to all specific outcomes. 

    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. Agricultural Research Council 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    4. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    5. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    6. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    7. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    8. Escay Catering and other Services 
    9. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    10. Heedmorine Training 
    11. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    12. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    13. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    14. Maishamalema Development Training 
    15. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    16. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    17. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    18. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    19. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    20. Mpontshe Training 
    21. Mvelo Consultant 
    22. Nophelo Training Centre 
    23. Novi General Services 
    24. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    25. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Setlakala Business Development 
    27. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    28. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    29. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    30. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    31. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    32. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    33. Tripple R Training Provider 
    34. University of Limpopo 
    35. 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.