|Module Title||FARM MECHANISATION 2|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Michael Barrett|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||Outcomes Assessed:- 1, 2, 3.||50%|
|Exam||1.5 Hours Covering some or all of the outcomes.||50%|
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.
Design and select buildings and associated fittings to be installed on farms.
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
d) The cost of the new building is calculated.
Livestock house for either sheep, cows or young stock.
Design and select farm waste storage and handling facilities.
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.