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A. Livestock session list organized by skill group

SKILL GROUP I:

Livestock Development

Time

Session 1:

Orientation to Livestock Training

2 hours

Session 2:

Introduction to Nutrition

2 hours

Session 3:

Introduction to Feeds

2 hours

Session 4:

Introduction to Disease

2 hours

Session 5:

Farm Visits

20 hours

SKILL GROUP II: Swine

Session 1:

Overview

1 hour

Session 2:

Housing & Construction

4 hours

Session 3:

Feed Rations

2 hours

Session 4:

Swine Production Fieldwork

4 hours

Session 5:

Diseases and Parasites

2 hours

Session 6:

Recordkeeping

2 hours

Session 7:

Selection

1 hour

Session 8:

Reproduction

1 hour

Session 9:

Production Planning

4 hours

SKILL GROUP III: Rabbits

Session 1:

Overview

2 hours

Session 2:

Construction

4 hours

Session 3:

Recordkeeping

2 hours

Session 4:

Reproduction (Breeding & Sexing)

2 hours

Session 5:

Slaughter and Post Mortem

2 hours

Session 6:

Diseases and Parasites

2 hours

Session 7:

Production Planning

4 hours

SKILL GROUP IV: Poultry

Session 1:

Preparation for Day Old Chicks

1 hour

Session 2:

Construction

2 hours

Session 3:

Handling and Culling

1 hour

Session 4:

Newcastle Vaccination

1 hour

Session 5:

Feeds and Nutrition

2 hours

Session 6:

Fowl Pox Vaccination

2 hours

Session 7:

Poultry Diseases

2 hours

Session 8:

Comparative Fowl Raising

2 hours

Session 9:

Production Planning

2 hours

Session 10:

Slaughter and Post Mortem

2 hours

SKILL GROUP V: Goats

Session 1:

Introduction and Overview

2 hours

Session 2:

Anatomy and Castration

2 hours

Session 3:

Construction

4 hours

Session 4:

Reproduction

1 hour

Session 5:

Ruminant Nutrition

2 hours

Session 6:

Rations and Forages

2 hours

Session 7:

Internal and External Parasites and Vitamin Shots

2 hours

Session 8:

Diseases

2 hours

Session 9:

Production Planning

4 hours

NOTE: This list does not reflect the actual order of sessions to be used in a training. There is no one best sequence (for scheduling suggestions see the sections on scheduling and carrying out training.) The time alloted for each class is also a suggestion. The actual time you spend on each session will depend on the emphasis of your training and local resources.