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BF 233: Beef Cattle Management
General Course Resources
Instructor Contact Information
Webinar Schedule and Participant Guide
Navigating in Teachable; Getting a Course Completion Certificate; and More
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Week 1: Why Raise Beef Cattle?
Week 1 Overview
FORUM: Please Introduce Yourself!
Ten Questions for Small-Scale Beef Producers
What's Your Beef?
FARM PROFILE: Breeding Operations in NY and GA
Typical Beef Enterprises
NY Stocker Cattle Initiative
Custom Grazing Beef Cattle
ASSIGNMENT: Are You Ready for Cattle?
WEBINAR: Week 1 Join Link, Slides, and Recording
Week 2: Breeds, Buying & Behavior
Week 2 Overview
FORUM: The Best Breed
FARM PROFILE: Backgrounding Operation
Intro to Cattle Breeds and Terminology
Understanding Cattle Breeds & Traits
Optimal Cow Size
Choosing the Right Cattle
Understanding Cattle Behavior
Cattle Handling Pointers
ASSIGNMENT: Beef Cattle Quiz
WEBINAR: Week 2 Join Link, Slides and Recording
Week 3: Cattle Health & Performance
Week 3 Overview
FORUM: Which Production System is Right for You?
FARM PROFILE: Cow-Calf Operation
Low Stress Livestock Handling
Low Stress & Low Cost Bud Box Design
Controlling Flies on Your Cattle
Keeping Production Records
Record Keeping Tools
Profitability for Commercial Cow-Calf Producers
Links for Articles on Weaning from BEEF Magazine
ASSIGNMENT: Production Scenarios
WEBINAR: Week 3 Join Link, Slides and Recording
Week 4: Beef Cattle Nutrition
Week 4 Overview
FORUM: Forage Quality Detective
FARM PROFILE: Cow-Calf to Finish
A Symbiotic Relationship
Matching the Hay to the Cow
The Art of Cow Pieology
Grass-Fed vs. Grain-Fed Production Systems
Considerations for Grass-Fed Beef
ASSIGNMENT: Cattle Nutrition Quiz
WEBINAR: Week 4 Join Link, Slides and Recording
Week 5: Marketing Models & Pricing for Profitability & Success
Week 5 Overview
FORUM: Market Channels & Pricing
FARM PROFILE: Direct Marketing & Diversified Livestock Operations
Terminology for Beef Marketing
Understanding Proper Finishing
What Do I Need to Know to Legally Sell Meat?
Smart Marketing Articles
Meat Marketing Resource Library
How Do You Think About Profit?
Keeping Financial Records
Benchmarking Financial Performance
ASSIGNMENT: Meat Pricing Scenarios
WEBINAR: Week 5 Join Link, Slides and Recording
Week 6: Feeding Systems and Course Wrap Up
Week 6 Overview
FORUM: Next Steps
Should I Make Hay?
Winter Bale Grazing
FARM PROFILE: Custom Grazing Operation
ASSIGNMENT: Beef Producer Skill & Knowledge Checklist
WEBINAR: Week 6 Join Link, Slides and Recording
Post-Course Survey: Complete for a Chance to Win!
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