Module Identifier RD25110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael Barrett  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Outcomes Assessed:- 1, 2, 3.   50%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours Covering some or all of the outcomes.   50%  


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

Performance criteria:
a) The equipment, layouts and routines 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 can be identified to improve performance.

Modern milking parlour e.g. Herringbone, rotary
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 building is designed, taking into account livestock requirements, managerial 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
Design 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.

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.