Care for Commercial Layers

Course Name: Care for Commercial Layers
The training will consist of theoretical and practical training on how to care for commercial layers.
Target Group: Farmers or farm workers that are involved with commercial layers.
Course Duration: 4 days
Course Fee: R 4,025.00 incl. VAT (training only)
R 2,760.00 incl. VAT (accommodation)
*Own transport needed to and from accommodation
Course Presenter: Patrick Verster

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SAQA ID Unit Standard Title Credits Level
2 119404 Care For Commercial Layers 10 2
Content of Course:
- The procedures for preparing the laying house receive point-of-lay chicks
- Procedures for the placements of pullets in the laying house
- Control of ventilation for comfortable environment for the layers
- Availability of the water for the layers and the good working order of the equipments
- Feed management procedures
- Settings of the lighting programs for the layers
When completing this course you will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • the procedures for preparing the laying house to receive point-of-lay pullets
  • the procedures for the placement of pullets in the layer house
  • the procedures to be used to control the ventilation for the provision of a comfortable environment for the layers
  • .
  • ensuring that water is always available to the layers and all the equipment is in good working order
  • the principles of feed management practices for layers
  • the necessity of setting the appropriate light programs to ensure a high level of egg production
  • the manure management practices to ensure a healthy environment for layers