Module Identifier RD25110  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Simon Hulse  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours Covering some or all of the outcomes.   40%  
  Continuous assessment   Outcomes Assessed:- 1, 2, 3.   60%  

Module description
This module is designed to provide a thorough technical and managerial knowledge of modern dairy equipment and systems. It will also enable students to identify relevant factors associated with the construction of buildings and the use of mechanical methods
for handling and processing farm waste.

Outcome 1
Appreciate and understand the factors affecting milk harvesting and storage.

Performance criteria:
a) The factors that influence milk harvesting and storage are identified.
b) Milking parlour performance and associated milk storage equipment is evaluated.
c) Appropriate modifications to the milking routine and/or associated equipment are

Modern milking parlour e.g. Herringbone.
Modern milk bulk tank.

Outcome 2
Design and select buildings and associated fittings to be installed on farms.

Performance criteria:
a) A suitable site for a new building is identified, taking into account managerial
requirements, excavations and environmental impact (visual, water pollution risk,
air pollution risk).
b) A site survey is carried out with appropriate accuracy.
c) A building is designed, taking into account livestock requirements, management
requirements, environmental impact and planning legislation.
d) The cost of the new building is calculated.

Livestock house for either sheep, cows or young stock.

Outcome 3
Designed and select farm waste storage and handling facilities.

Performance criteria:
a) The volume of farm wastes generated by a particular livestock enterprise is
b) The most appropriate storage and handling system for farm wastes is designed and
specified, ensuring that the legal directives relating to material specifications and
water and air pollution are adhered to.

c) The potential use of specialised slurry treatment techniques and equipment is identified.

d) Appropriate slurry disposal systems are specified, taking into account the likely risks of
water and air pollution, and ensuring that the legal directives concerning water and air
pollution are adhered to where applicable.

Dairy enterprise.