Dairy Herd Management
Aim: To equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and capabilities for the role of dairy herd manager on their home farm or as an employed farm technician/manager. or herd manager.
- Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Programme
- Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Dairy Herd Management) Programme
Duration: Two years.
Qualifications: These programmes are validated by QQI and lead to a Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Award (5M20454) and a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (6M20486).
Entry Requirements: Applicants must be 17 years old or over on 1st January following entry to Year 1. Students, who have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, or equivalent course, are eligible to apply for the Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Dairy Herd Management). Applicants with relevant prior learning and/or life experience will also be considered.
Application Process: The initial application should be made for the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Programme. Apply Online
This dairy education option is offered at:
Learners who successfully complete the Certificate in Agriculture / Advanced Certificate in Agriculture may apply to progress to the to the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management.
Higher Education Links Scheme: Learners may seek opportunities in higher education through the Higher Education Links Scheme, or through advanced entry. Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.
What will I study?
Sample content from the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
|5N20368||Principles of Agriculture||5||15|
|5N20371||Farm Safety and Farm Assurance||5||15|
|5N20374||Soils and the Environment||5||10|
|5N20377||Farm Business and Technology||5||10|
|5N20380||Safe Use of Pesticide Products||5||5|
|5N20388||Beef Husbandry *||5||10|
|5N20396||Dairy Husbandry *||5||10|
|5N20399||Grass Production *||5||10|
Sample content from the Teagasc Level 6 ACA programme (Dairy Herd Management)
|6N20462||Farm Management and Business Planning||6||10|
|6N20463||Sustainable Farming in the Environment||6||10|
|6N20464||Sustainable Farm Development||6||15|
|6N0305||Managing Ruminant Nutrition||6||10|
|6N3525||Applied Livestock Breeding||6||5|
|6N20471||Dairy Husbandry Management||6||15|
|6N20476||Milking Process Technique||6||5|
|6N20485||Grazing Platform Designs||6||5|