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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of feedlot feed ingredient and blends 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116653  Demonstrate an understanding of feedlot feed ingredient and blends 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in demonstrating an understanding of different feedlot ingredients and blends. The scope of this unit standard deals with the identification of different feedlot feed ingredients and feedlot blends according to level of concentration. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
  • Literacy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 1.
  • Numeracy at NQF level 1.
  • "Understand animal nutrition", NQF 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify basic feedlot feed ingredients. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Feedlot Ingredients includes but is not limited to grains, grain by products, concentrates, roughages and supplements to additives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of principal differences between major ingredients is applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various levels of potency between the ingredients are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for identifying the different feedlot feed ingredients are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not identifying incorrectly mixed blends are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Distinguish between blended feedlot feeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to differentiate between the main feedlot diet blends is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The least and most concentrated of the blends are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for differentiating between main feedlot blends are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of applying knowledge of differences between major ingredients is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not identifying stronger vs weaker blends are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify quality of blends. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Blended feed includes but not limited to starter, grower, finisher to hospital diets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The quality of the actual mix of the blends is assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to distinguish between stronger and weaker blends is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incorrect blends are reported timely and according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for identifying the least and most concentrated blends are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The purpose of distinguishing levels of potency of ingredients is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not reporting incorrect blends timely are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that al the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then thy should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of:
  • Basic knowledge of feedlot feed ingredients.
  • Basic knowledge of feedlot feed blends.
  • Basic knowledge of metabolic disturbances caused by incorrect feeding blends. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    6. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    7. Escay Catering and other Services 
    8. Heedmorine Training 
    9. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    10. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    11. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    12. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    13. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    14. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    15. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    16. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    17. Mpontshe Training 
    18. Mvelo Consultant 
    19. Nophelo Training Centre 
    20. Novi General Services 
    21. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    22. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Setlakala Business Development 
    24. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    25. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    26. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    27. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    28. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    29. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    30. Tripple R Training Provider 
    31. University of Limpopo 
    32. Vari Consulting 



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