Animal Health Planning - Sheep, Beef & Deer (SBD01)
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Animal Health Planning  - Sheep, Beef & Deer (SBD01)

Integrated animal health planning is an essential component of profitable farming – healthy livestock are profitable livestock. This course is accredited by Massey University as part of the NZVA CPD Pathway and is worth five (5) University credits.

11/06/2018 to 14/09/2018
When: 11 June - 14 September 2018
Where: Massey University, Palmerston North
New Zealand
Contact: Hannah Schrader
04 495 1140

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Course Description

Integrated animal health planning is an essential component of profitable farming – healthy livestock are profitable livestock.  Disease and subsequent production losses/death pose a substantial cost to sheep, beef and deer farmers.  With a heightened emphasis on monitoring and increasing inputs to achieve increased returns, maintaining a health herd/flock status is increasingly important.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  1. Develop integrated animal health plans for sheep, beef and deer farming systems.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness and working knowledge of appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  3. Collate, analyse and interpret farm production data with reference to existing target KPI’s to identify potential areas for improvement.
  4. Facilitate a comprehensive discussion with farmers on setting appropriate goals and targets and discussion to identify areas/opportunities for improvement and action.
  5. Produce, in consultation with the farmer, a detailed report and calendar of events tailored to the farm.


To complete the Animal Health Planning course each participant must complete the online learning component (1), participate in the contact course workshop (2), and pass a case study report the required standard (3). It is anticipated that this course will comprise of 50 hours of learning.

Course Outline


Task / Activity



Online material available to participants .

This will include background to the course, relevant scientific papers, links to appropriate source of information, case studies and information regarding the animal health review process, with workbooks specific to deer, sheep and beef.

There will also be an online discussion forum, in which all enrolled students will be able to participate.

Material available from 11 June

Registrations close 10 July


Contact course workshop at Massey University.

The process of animal health planning will be discussed. All learning objectives will be covered.

24 July


Case study

All participants must submit a case study (for a client’s farm) demonstrating they have successfully completed the animal health planning process in its entirety

25 July - 10 September



NZVA member Non-member
Early bird (until 25 June) $550 $825
Regular (from 26 June) $700 $975


All prices are in NZD and are GST inclusive 

If you're not a member of the NZVA you may find becoming a member and paying the member fee a much better deal.
Contact the membership team at for current membership rates.


The development of this course was made possible with funding from the Passion2Profit (P2P) programme - a primary growth partnership between Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries, and funding from the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) - a primary growth partnership programme that is working to improve the way that information and knowledge is shared among farmers to support best practice in the sheep and beef sector and drive sustainable productivity improvements to deliver higher on-farm profitability.

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The Deer Workbook was funded by the P2P and supplied by Deer Industry New Zealand.  The Sheep and Beef Workbook is based on the Deer Workbook and was created with the permission of Deer Industry New Zealand.