2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Livestock Production Management (8012/36 weeks)
Tasks/competencies 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.are considered optional
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Work-Based Learning
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA
Using Mechanics in Agricultural Production
Using Plant Science in Agricultural Production
Raising and Managing Livestock
- Identify anatomy and physiology of livestock species.
- Develop a plan for raising livestock.
- Explain product safety and security procedures.
- Describe livestock facilities and equipment.
- Investigate livestock improvement plans.
- Describe care of breeding stock.
- Explain methods of restraining and handling livestock.
- Compare types of common livestock bedding materials.
- Explain biosecurity as it relates to livestock production.
- Describe procedures for loading and transporting livestock.
- Identify common methods for treating injured livestock.
- Develop a parasite control program.
- Describe vaccine handling, storage, and usage.
- Identify treatments for common livestock diseases.
- Explain methods of disposing of dead animals.
- Outline procedures for fitting and showing livestock.
- Complete production record forms.
- Complete farm income and expense record forms.
- Evaluate livestock, poultry, and dairy animals.
- Explain the process of culling animals.
- Describe procedures for caring for newborn livestock.
- Explain weaning procedures.
- Explain rationale and methods for humane dehorning, castrating, identifying, and docking.
- Develop a feeding program for livestock.
- Identify agricultural markets.
- Calculate the cost of a livestock operation.
Producing Beef and Dairy Cattle
- Describe the process by which cows are artificially inseminated.
- Identify practices to improve fertility in the herd.
- Describe procedures and rationale for removing extra teats from heifers.
- Explain procedures to control mastitis in cattle.
- Outline procedures for trimming hooves of cattle.
- Identify milk quality or grade standards.
- Explain the operation of milking equipment.
- Describe recommended milking practices.
- Describe recommended management of dry cows.
- Determine ages of horses.
- Explain measurements used to describe horses.
- Describe methods for grooming a horse.
- Explain procedure for proper care of a horse's feet.
- Explain the nutrient requirements of horses.
- Identify common horse diseases and disorders and their treatments.
- Identify methods and characteristics used to market horses.
- Identify horse tack items.