There is still time to provide feedback on draft qualifications and skills standards, which capture the skills required for livestock reproduction. They have been updated to incorporate the skills required to use a range of new technologies that are being used to increase the productivity of livestock breeding programs, building on skills farmers have used for generations. Technologies such as sensors, trackers and ultrasound equipment are being used to identify breeding objectives, genetic influences, animal soundness and animal breeding health, helping promote better animal welfare outcomes, efficiency and sustainability.
Drafts are available for feedback until 19 February 2021.
To provide feedback, visit the project page.