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Swine Technician (Sow Farm)

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

2 skill sets | 12 total skills
Industry-Sector Technical Competencies
Food Standard Operating Procedures - Understanding of proper procedures for animal feeding.
Employee/Contractor Performance Management Training/Development - Understand the theory behind employee management principles and training techniques.
Herd Tracking - Knowledge of skills and tools used for tracking individual animals and animals as a herd.
Herd Management - Exposure to the science and business of producing domestic livestock species.
Animal Movement Production - Knowledge of principles regarding safe and healthy movement of a herd.
Employee/Contractor Training - Understanding of working with a variety of employees/contractors involved in swine production.
Employee/Contractor Performance Management - Knowledge of important factors to monitor in working with an extensive group of employees/contractors.
Feed Maintenance - Attention to quality control of feed and minimizing health risks for the herd.
Occupation-Specific Competencies
Facility Operations - Management of all systems and controls of the facility including ventilation, feeding and watering.
Industry Engagement - Introduction to opportunities to engage with other businesses within the agricultural industry
Safety - Ability to use proper industry standards to maintain a safe work environment to ensure personal well-being.
Biosecurity - Knowledge of procedures intended to protect livestock animals against disease or harmful biological agents

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