22064 Select Pig Breeding Stock, and Prepare for Sale
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Select pig breeding stock, and prepare for saleLevel / 4
Credits / 6
PurposePeople credited with this unit standard are able to select pig breeding stock, and prepare selected breeding stock for sale.Subfield / Pork Production
Domain / Pork Production Unit Management
Status / Registered
Status date / 19 March 2010
Date version published / 19 March 2010
Planned review date / 31 December 2014
Entry information / Open.
Replacement information / This unit standard replaced unit standard 4479.
Accreditation / Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA, industry and teaching professional in the same field from another provider.
Standard setting body (SSB) / Primary Industry Training Organisation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference / 0052
This AMAP can be accessed at
1Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Animal Welfare Act 1999, and Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
2Performance of all aspects of this unit standard should comply with the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Animal Welfare (Pigs) Code of Welfare 2005, Wellington (referred to as the welfare code), available at
On-farm procedures – the verbal or written instructions to staff on procedures for pig health, welfare, and management.
Elements and performance criteria
Select pig breeding stock.
Rangeboars, replacement females.
1.1Pigs in the required weight range are performance tested in accordance with on-farm procedures.
Rangeweighing, backfat test.
1.2Performance indices are calculated from performance test results.
1.3Superior pigs are selected in accordance with breeding programme objectives.
1.4Selected pigs are visually appraised, and those meeting the required standard are selected as breeding herd replacements or for sale, in accordance with on-farm procedures.
Rangefeet, legs, teating, genitalia, abnormalities.
1.5Selected replacement pig breeding stock meet the required number to maintain the breeding herd at target numbers in accordance with on-farm procedures.
1.6Identification devices are safely and humanely applied in accordance with on-farm procedures and the welfare code.
Rangeear tags, ear notches.
1.7Information is recorded in accordance with breeding programme objectives and on-farm procedures.
Prepare selected breeding stock for sale.
2.1Selected breeding stock for sale are held in lairage until predetermined sale weight is reached in accordance with breeding programme sale requirements and on-farm procedures.
2.2Selected breeding stock for sale are treated in accordance with breeding programme sale requirements and on-farm procedures.
Rangevaccination, parasite control.
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
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