# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Livestock Production Management Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Livestock Production Management (8012/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Note: Competencies 39-43 have been added to ensure compliance with federal legislation: National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7, https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ7/PLAW-116publ7.pdf). All inquiries may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov. Students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success. Instruction is delivered through three major components: classroom/lab instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, and student leadership (FFA).

  1. Identify the role of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) in agricultural education.
  2. Participate in an SAE.

Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA

  1. Identify the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.
  2. Describe leadership characteristics and opportunities as they relate to agriculture and FFA.
  3. Apply for an FFA degree and/or an agricultural proficiency award.

Using Mechanics in Agricultural Production

  1. Plan a farm structure.
  2. Maintain farm machinery.
  3. Operate major farm machinery.
  4. Plan a farm water system.
  5. Assist with the installation of a farm water system.
  6. Repair farm equipment and tools.

Using Plant Science in Agricultural Production

  1. Design a cropping program.
  2. Analyze soil test reports.
  3. Interpret soil map.
  4. Describe irrigation systems.
  5. Prepare seedbeds.
  6. Identify types of crop damage.
  7. Plan a cultivation program.
  8. Develop crop marketing and risk management plans.
  9. Describe the harvesting of crops.
  10. Dry grain.

Raising and Managing Livestock

  1. Identify anatomy and physiology of livestock species.
  2. Develop a plan for raising livestock.
  3. Explain product safety and security procedures.
  4. Describe livestock facilities and equipment.
  5. Investigate livestock improvement plans.
  6. Describe care of breeding stock.
  7. Explain methods of restraining and handling livestock.
  8. Compare types of common livestock bedding materials.
  9. Explain biosecurity as it relates to livestock production.
  10. Describe procedures for loading and transporting livestock.
  11. Identify common methods for treating injured livestock.
  12. Develop a parasite control program.
  13. Describe vaccine handling, storage, and usage.
  14. Identify treatments for common livestock diseases.
  15. Explain methods of disposing of dead animals.
  16. Outline procedures for fitting and showing livestock.
  17. Complete production record forms.
  18. Complete farm income and expense record forms.
  19. Evaluate livestock, poultry, and dairy animals.
  20. Explain the process of culling animals.
  21. Describe procedures for caring for newborn livestock.
  22. Explain weaning procedures.
  23. Explain rationale and methods for humane dehorning, castrating, identifying, and docking.
  24. Develop a feeding program for livestock.
  25. Identify agricultural markets.
  26. Calculate the cost of a livestock operation.

Producing Beef and Dairy Cattle

  1. Describe the process by which cows are artificially inseminated.
  2. Identify practices to improve fertility in the herd.
  3. Describe procedures and rationale for removing extra teats from heifers.
  4. Explain procedures to control mastitis in cattle.
  5. Outline procedures for trimming hooves of cattle.
  6. Identify milk quality or grade standards.
  7. Explain the operation of milking equipment.
  8. Describe recommended milking practices.
  9. Describe recommended management of dry cows.

Producing Swine

  1. Outline procedures to care for piglets from birth to weaning.
  2. Identify recommended procedures for weaning pigs.
  3. Evaluate swine production systems.
  4. Describe the pork quality assurance (PQA) management and techniques.

Producing Horses

  1. Determine ages of horses.
  2. Explain measurements used to describe horses.
  3. Describe methods for grooming a horse.
  4. Explain procedure for proper care of a horse's feet.
  5. Explain the nutrient requirements of horses.
  6. Identify common horse diseases and disorders and their treatments.
  7. Identify methods and characteristics used to market horses.
  8. Identify horse tack items.

Producing Sheep and Goats

  1. Describe procedures for harvesting fiber.
  2. Explain marketing options for sheep and goats.
  3. Describe predator control methods.

Producing Poultry

  1. Identify grades of poultry products.
  2. Explain digestion in poultry.
  3. Describe stages of poultry embryology.
  4. Evaluate production systems for poultry.

Producing Specialty Animals

  1. Explore niche marketing options.
  2. Identify local resources.