Livestock Courses Online
Animal husbandry or science has been practised for millennia, but never before has it been so under scrutiny as today. We live in a world where increasingly we need to challenge the values that drive contemporary livestock production. It is precisely this word – production – that gives the game away. Animals are used – and often abused – for what they can produce for us. But this never used to be the case. Throughout history livestock farmers have treated their animals as treasured possessions, to be looked after well and valued as individual creatures, not just as a collective group or flock. And they were justly rewarded for their care and labour. Unsurprisingly, the animals tended to thrive when treated well. But with the advent of intensive farming methods, these domesticated animals are often not treated as unique creatures, and are often not cared for in a natural environment closer to their own. Can animal husbandry ever be synonymous with animal welfare?
Get a Livestock qualification: ADL offer several courses in animal husbandry – giving you a sound knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology, and the breeding and care of all livestock from beef and dairy cattle and calf rearing, to pigs, poultry, sheep and goats.
Get a career working with Livestock: Whether you wish to become an animal breeder as a hobby or to run a part-time business or embark on a serious profession, there is much to learn. A good starting point is ADL's 'Animal Breeding' programme, which covers pets, farm animals, horses and wildlife.
Learn about Livestock: If you feel challenged about the intensive farming methods used today and would like to learn an alternative approach, why not look into ADL's Organic Farming course, which will give you the tools to manage animal production in an environmentally responsible way. ADL also offer an Advanced Certificate in Alternative Farming – which covers sustainable methods of agriculture and organic farming (including animal breeding).
Already work with Livestock, need Professional Development? For those wishing to develop a career requiring good animal care and management, relevant training and qualifications are always essential. ADL offer a variety of distance-learning courses to help get you started.
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Advanced Diploma in Agriculture (Livestock) course online. This course includes the core units from the Diploma in Agriculture, plus more elective modules to choose from and a Workplace project.
This Higher Advanced Diploma (12 modules) in Animal Husbandry is a complete qualification for people wishing to work in agriculture at a technician or management level, in positions such as a farm manager, technical representatives, trainers or consultants.
Become a brilliant breeder! Learn to plan an animal breeding program, incorporating genetic theory, breeding program management and practical aspects of daily husbandry practice. This online course is relevant to all animal, from pets to farm animals and horses to wildlife.
Are you suited to a management role? Are you dedicated to the Higher Advanced Diploma in Animal Management course online. Core modules focus on the study of anatomy, physiology, vertebrate zoology, animal behaviour, feed and nutrition, animal biochemistry, health and diseases, and genetics.
This Higher Advanced Diploma in Applied and Environmental Welfare is an excellent qualification as a career choice, providing a solid foundation for further studies at university level in this discipline.
Develop a capacity to develop and manage freshwater aquaculture enterprises. This course covers: water (e.g.source, purity, flow, temperature, dissolved oxygen), stocking rates, spawning, checking stock, stripping, fertilization, hatching, growth stages, feeding, harvesting and stocking.
Beef Cattle course online. Develop your abilities to analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of beef cattle. This comprehensive distance learning course...
Calf Rearing course online. This course develops your ability to manage the rearing of calves for different agricultural purposes. It covers all aspects of calf rearing including Calf...
Learn to independently analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of dairy cattle:comparing dairy breeds, managing anything from one cow to a large herd, and producing dairy products (milk, cheese, cream butter etc).
Learn about equine behaviour. This course includes lessons on Influences and Motivation, Genetics, Perception, Communication and Social Behaviour, Reproduction, Learning and Training and behavioural problems
An online distance learning course on how to farm goats. Domestic goats are one of the most useful animals to have as they are easy to look after and feed. Therefore, they are very good for farming, as pets, or as pack animals (pack goats).Goat Farming
Pasture Management course online. Home Study - Distance Learning - Pasture Management. Optimise your pasture. Pastures are critical to many types of farming and to both small...
Pigs course online. Gain a great understanding of pig production. Pig production can be highly sophisticated or unsophisticated. This course develops a better understanding of pig...
A Certificate course where you'll learn to successfully manage your poultry either for commercial or domestic purposes. This home study course will teach you to manage poultry on a small or...
Sheep farming course online. Home Study - Distance Learning - Sheep. Equip yourself with a comprehensive knowledge of sheep farming. In this course you will learn a broad...
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