Pasture and Livestock Management


This programme provides you with an understanding of how to manage pastoral farming situations in an environmentally sustainable way so that future generations will also benefit from your care of the soil and livestock.

Soil, pasture and livestock management is studied to help increase productivity without causing lasting damage to our environment.

This course will be of great value to:

• Farmers
• Lifestyle block owners
• Those considering a career in farming in an environmentally sustainable way will find this
  new programme of interest to them.

Topics covered include:

• The soil food web
• Soil management
• Soil fertility
• Pasture species and herbal leys
• Weed management with minimal chemical inputs
• Analysing feed quantity and quality
• Feeding of livestock for better health and production
• Maintaining livestock health through herbal and mineral supplements
• Sustainable management of internal parasites in sheep and cattle

Networking between like minded farmers who are enthusiastic about sustainable farming is an added bonus to joining this course.

Successful learners will be awarded an Aoraki Certificate in Animal and Plant Care (Level 2).

Fee and Enrolment Information
This course is approved for New Zealand Domestic Students and is delivered in partnership with Aoraki Polytechnic. Please contact Agriculture New Zealand for details regarding eligibility to enrol, and for course fees in your area.

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For more information call 0800 4 SKILLS (0800 475 455) or email