Drystock Herd Management
Aim: To equip the graduate with knowledge, skills and capabilities for a role as a herd - flock manager or farm technician. Graduates of this option may also seek employment opportunities in the broader agri-food sector.
Programmes: Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Programme & Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Drystock Management).
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 (Drystock 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. Applications are made online through the Teagasc public website: Apply Online
This full time drystock education option is offered at:
Gurteen Agricultural College, Co. Tipperary
Mountbellew Agricultural College, Co. Galway
Salesian Pallaskenry Agricultural College, Co Limerick
Learners may on successful completion of either Year 1 or Year 2, seek progression opportunities in higher education through the Higher Education Links Scheme, or through advanced entry where it is applicable. 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|
|5N20385||Sheep Husbandry *||5||10|
|5N20399||Grass Production *||5||10|
Sample content from the Teagasc Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Drystock Management) programme:
|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|
|6N20465||Beef Husbandry Management||6||15|