Audio-visual methodology is aimed at supporting and empowering people involved in the field of agriculture to define, promote and take full ownership of their own development, as learning is a life-long process.

Skills development is a key driver of socio-economic development. Mainstreaming of agricultural development efforts is crucial to ensure congruence and effective deployment of resources.

The livestock sector plays an important part in the agricultural economy. Educated, enthusiastic livestock owners who understand agribusiness and the related methods to reduce their risks, are key to sustainable livestock farming and will play a vital role in supporting and enhancing sustainable agriculture and food security.

The implementation of sound management, health and nutrition programme is essential for sustainable pig production.


Who Should Enrol

All people involved in the field of agriculture

Course Design

A way to bolster agricultural production is to develop practical agricultural education systems. A powerful way of doing this is through the use of audio visual modules which is a highly effective and tested methodology to approach, examine and impart knowledge.

This is a comprehensive series of modules that follow a step by step process and can be used in group training or self study – and are structured according to visual training guidelines. This implies defining most of the terminology used and where necessary, supporting the visual storyline with graphics and animation to enhance the learning process and ensure that sustainable knowledge is gained in the learning process.
These modules are designed to do precisely what they are meant to do – and that is to support skills development.
Online Video Series Supporting Agri Skills Development and Best Farming Practices.


Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Pig industry in SA
  • Requirements 
  • Start-up
  • Production process
  • Housing
  • Furrowing house
  • Weaner house
  • Grower house
  • Sow combinations
  • Management of the breeding herd
  • Feeds
  • The right animals to use
  • Biosecurity
  • Financial costs
  • Diseases
  • Principles of vaccination
  • General treatment principles
  • Viral diseases
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Internal parasites
  • Zoonoses
  • Diseases of adult animals
  • Markets
  • Consumer aspects

Course Highlights


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this video series, candidates will be able to have a better understanding of the important aspects of pig farming to ensure sustainable pork production including the following:

  • The production processes
  • Housing requirements
  • Management
  • Nutrition
  • Heath and biosecurity
  • Markets 


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