Certificate in Small Acreage Farming (Livestock)

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Certificate in Small Acreage Farming (Livestock)

Online Course

 All - Livestock
 Small Scale
 Business Management
 Small farm

What will you learn?

The perfect course if you own or operate a small acreage property and want to run a small number of livestock for profit or pleasure! Perhaps you are considering purchasing acreage with a business idea in mind or you could find a small farming enterprise always set up for sale just ready for you to move in and take over?

Develop the skills to manage livestock confidently whilst ensuring their safety and well-being on smaller properties. Raising and caring for livestock, even in small numbers, is challenging and rewarding. 

Study all you need to know from how to manage the farm as a business, how to ensure the practices are sustainable, how to look after the pastures, know about health care provisions and of course you will study animal husbandry - the everyday tough stuff you will need to know for caring for livestock! 

Is it time for you to feel the rewards of having your own small acreage farm?!

Start today with 4 core modules:

1. Pasture Management 

  • Introduction to pastures 
  • Pasture plants 
  • Pasture varieties 
  • Site considerations 
  • Establishing new pastures 
  • Managing existing pastures 
  • Managing stock on pasture 
  • Pasture management work tasks 

2. Animal Husbandry I (Anatomy and Physiology) 

  • Cells and tissues introduction 
  • The digestive system 
  • The circulatory system 
  • The urinary system 
  • The nervous system 
  • Respiration 
  • Reproductive system 
  • Muscles and meat 
  • The skeleton 
  • Growth, development and the endocrine system
  • Comparing different animals  

3. Animal Husbandry II (Animal health) 

  • Introduction to animal health 
  • Signs and symptoms of diseases 
  • Disease classification 
  • Causes and diagnosis of disease 
  • Treatment of disease 
  • Inflammation 
  • Fever and Immunity 
  • Tissue repair 
  • Wounds 
  • Cell changes  

4. Animal Husbandry III (Feed and nutrition) 

  • Introduction to animal foods 
  • Food components - carbohydrates and fats 
  • Food components - proteins, minerals and trace elements 
  • Evaluating foods and digestibility 
  • Classifying foods (three lessons) 
  • Calculating rations (three lessons) 


  • Goat 
  • Husbandry 
  • Sheep 
  • Pigs 
  • Horse 
  • Care I 
  • Poultry 
  • Diagnosing Animal Disease 
  • Natural Health Care for Animals 
  • Farm Management 
  • Organic Farming 
  • Sustainable Agriculture 
  • Calf Rearing 
  • Dairy Cattle 
  • Beef Cattle

Who is this Course for?

This course is ideal for the hobby farmer or enthusiast or for those seeking a change of pace or a country life.


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