ANML508 – Farming and Pasture Systems

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Module code
Module title
Farming and Pasture Systems
To provide students with the necessary knowledge of New Zealand farming and pasture systems and the implications for animal health and husbandry. Includes 40 hours work placement in a farm-related setting.
  • SX1603
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Discuss the impact of different farming and pasture systems in New Zealand on animal health and husbandry
2:Describe the commonly used feeds in relation to their nutritional value and use in rural animal husbandry
3:Identify the nutritional requirements of rural animals in relation to seasonal variation, life stage and production
4:Maintain appropriate standards of professional behaviour and practice in the workplace
-Farming and pasture systems; grass growth and grass feed value changes through the year
-Methods of feed conservation and the impact of feed quality; systems for controlling feed quality and availability; nutritional value of fodder species and supplements and their place in the farming year; analysis of feeds; basic feed budgets
-Common rural animal housing systems used in New Zealand farming
-Professional practice attributes: Compliance with workplace health and safety requirements; knowledge of animal welfare standards and relevant legislation; sustainable practices; effective communication skills; cultural recognition and sensitivity; professional and ethical behaviour; teamwork; accurate record-keeping.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
-Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations; field trips/industry placement
-Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers; projects
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1 Portfolio of evidence100
Assessment 2 Professional Practice: Observation and Peer ReviewPass
Learning and Teaching Resource
Farm work placement
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.