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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply standard animal feeding procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116191  Apply standard animal feeding procedures 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to follow correct on-farm animal feeding practices. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of animal feeding and nutrition. This will ensure healthy and well-fed animals, optimising production. This unit standard concentrates specifically on Nutrition Management.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in animal feeding and nutrition and will be able to operate in an animal production environment implementing sustainable and economically viable production principles.

They will be capacitated to gain access to the mainstream agricultural sector, in animal production, impacting directly on the sustainability of the sub-sector. The improvement in production technology will also have a direct impact on the improvement of agricultural productivity of the sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will show competence against the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • Basic functional literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    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 
    Follow correct on-farm procedures to maintain feed quality. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Feed includes but is not limited to whole animals, animal products, natural vegetation and veld, planted crops, pastures, hay, silage, dry concentrates, algeal cultures and complete feeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the correct condition and quality of feed is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the first-in first-out principle is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of correct procedures is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply feed level control and record keeping. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Feed includes but is not limited to whole animals, animal products, natural vegetation and veld, planted crops, pastures, hay, silage, dry concentrates, algeal cultures and complete feeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to report on feed levels is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to identify irregularities is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to correctly report on irregularities is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Selection of appropriate feed type and quantity as per instruction. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Feed includes but is not limited to whole animals, animal products, natural vegetation and veld, planted crops, pastures, hay, silage, dry concentrates, algeal cultures and complete feeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feed type is identified and selected correctly according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sufficient feed is selected according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feed levels are observed and reported correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Observe and report on feed quality before allowing animals access to the feed. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Feed includes but is not limited to whole animals, animal products, natural vegetation and veld, planted crops, pastures, hay, silage, dry concentrates, algeal cultures and complete feeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to identify spoilage in feed is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to identify the presence of contaminants in feed is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to report observations is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply correct feeding practices under supervision. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Feeding practices include but are not limited to those appropriate to extensive (natural vegetation or animals), semi-intensive (planted pastures, concentrates and supplements and the feeding of retained animals) or intensive systems (complete feed). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water supplies are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feed supplies are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feeding equipment is maintained (Troughs, dispensers, founts). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Identify and report abnormal feeding behaviour in animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animals include but are not limited to mammals, reptiles, birds, crustaceans, molluscs, fish and insects.

    Abnormal feeding behaviour in animals include but are not limited to low intake, feed selection, feed rejection, vomiting, weight-loss (or lack of weight gain), overfeeding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Any abnormal deviation is observed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any abnormal deviation is reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Understand various symptoms of abnormal feeding. 


    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 all 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 they 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 basic knowledge of:
  • The basic responsibility for given tasks.
  • Develop an understanding of feed quality.
  • Develop an understanding of normal feeding behaviour.
  • Develop an understanding of abnormal feeding behaviour.
  • Develop an understanding of maintaining feed quality and hygiene.
  • Identify basic appropriate feeds.
  • Follow feeding procedure.
  • Develop a two-way relationship with supervisor in regard to responsibilities and reporting (Communication Skills).
  • Understanding the purpose of the outcomes of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: Relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-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 SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology: Relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter relatedness of systems: Relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. Centurion Akademie (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    8. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    9. Escay Catering and other Services 
    10. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    11. Heedmorine Training 
    12. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    13. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    14. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    16. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    17. Knowledge For Ever 
    18. Lehlasedi Community Organisation 
    19. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    20. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    21. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    22. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    23. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    24. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    25. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    26. Mpontshe Training 
    27. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    28. Mvelo Consultant 
    29. National Institute For The Deaf 
    30. NFS Services (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    32. Nophelo Training Centre 
    33. Novi General Services 
    34. Peritum Agri Institute 
    35. Retsogile Education and Training 
    36. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    37. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Setlakala Business Development 
    39. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    40. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    41. Skills Development and Training Company (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Skills Fusion 
    43. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    44. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    45. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    46. Tripple R Training Provider 
    47. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    48. Tshepisang Research And Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Valambya Training and Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Vari Consulting 
    51. Voyano Project Management 



    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.