Profession farm milk controller
Farm milk controllers are responsible for measuring and analysing the production and quality of the milk and providing advise accordingly.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Livestock selection principles
Selection criteria of livestock and determination of livestock classes.
- Livestock reproduction
Understand natural and artificial reproduction techniques, gestation periods and birthing for livestock. Understand the humane destruction of relevant animals in accordance with national legislation.
- Animal welfare legislation
The legal boundaries, codes of professional conduct, national and EU regulatory frameworks and legal procedures of working with animals and living organisms, ensuring their welfare and health.
- Animal species
The characteristics of different species and breeds of animals (relevant to the occupation).
- Regulations for hygiene in feeding animals
The body of regulations that require feed business operators to comply with standards of hygiene and traceability and the registration and approval of their establishments.
- Animal welfare
Universally recognized animal welfare needs as applied to species, situation and occupation. These are: need for a suitable environment need for a suitable diet need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns need to be housed with, or apart, from other animals need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.
- Dairy animal production
Understand the life cycles of the animal in relation to milk production and the technical and economical aspects of milk production.
- Livestock feeding
Food given to domestic animals in the course of animal husbandry.
- Milking operations
Understand the appropriate milking operations, systems and techniques.
- Quality criteria for livestock feed production
Quality assurance approaches, procedures and systems to allow for analysis of feeds and feed ingredients and determine their nutritional value. Evaluation of the functioning of a feed analysis laboratory and of its compliance to international standards.
- Livestock species
Livestock species and relevant genetics.
- Supervise hygiene procedures in agricultural settings
Ensure that hygiene procedures in agricultural settings are followed, taking into account the regulations of specific areas of action e.q. livestock, plants, local farm products, etc.
- Analyse milk control test results
Analyse and document milk control test results in relation to professional standards and business requirements. Efficiently use milk testing software and interpret the results.
- Select livestock
Tag, sort and separate animals by purpose and destination taking into account the condition of the animal and relevant legislation
- Provide livestock advice and guidance
Through observation and analysis on the farm, propose options, possible solutions, types and levels of advice required based on the customer's needs and by using appropriate techniques and methods.
- Advise on livestock productivity
Advise on improving livestock health and productivity, strengthening efficiency and value of the livestock by using appropriate methods and taking into account the livestock species.
- Prepare milk samples
Label and store samples clearly to ensure smooth operation of the quality control system.
- Perform milk control tests
Conduct and report on quality tests on milk samples taking into account regulatory aspects.
- Protect health and safety when handling animals
Protect health and welfare of animals and their handlers.
- Provide advice to farmers
Provide technical and economical advice in order to optimise the quality and production of agricultural products.
Optional knowledge and skillsestablish customer rapport maintain relationship with customers customer relationship management consultation methods conduct public presentations genetic selection programme train employees
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