Drystock Production


The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competencies necessary to better manage drystock herds in accordance with best practice and relevant legislation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To plan and mange different drystock farm systems including sucker and non-breeding beef systems as well as early and mid-season lamb production.

  2. To identify and assess the key performance indicators in terms of breeding, nutrition and rearing on drystock farms.  

  3. To evaluate the key measures in relation to optimising grassland management on drystock farms.

  4. To analyse the physical and financial performance of drystock farms.

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