Establish pastures and crops for livestock production

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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for pasture and crop establishment

1.1. Pasture and crop establishment program is sourced to meet production requirements and enterprise objectives.

1.2. Pre-treatment (including inoculation) of seed is carried out prior to sowing where required.

1.3. Sowing methods are selected appropriate to pasture species to maximise pasture survival.

1.4. Fertilisers are applied according to crop/pasture needs and enterprise requirements.

1.5. Machinery and equipment are selected for soils of property and operated according to manufacturer's instructions, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and enterprise requirements.

2. Implement pasture and crop establishment program

2.1. Machinery and equipment is prepared for sowing.

2.2. Seeding and fertilising equipment is calibrated for correct rate and placement.

2.3. Pasture and crop is sown for even germination and growth.

2.4. Fertilisers and pesticides are applied at correct rate and stage of growth.

3. Manage fodder production

3.1. Livestock are used to control stubble and fallow weeds as part of an integrated pest management program.

3.2. Grazing program ensures high production levels and sound pasture regrowth.

3.3. Grazing of crops and pastures is carefully controlled during pasture and crop establishment.

3.4. Grazing is managed to minimise damage to soil structure and to prevent erosion according to sustainable land management practices.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBAC302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30310 - Certificate III in Horse Breeding
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30210 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)