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ANSCĀ 302

Led by Dr. Jason Cleere and other beef cattle experts, this course covers the basics of beef cattle production. You will learn about cattle management, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, meat science, and hot topics in the beef industry.

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Basic Beef Cattle Production

Learners will study cattle genetics, animal breeding, ruminant nutrition, cattle selection, reproduction, USDA beef grading, carcass fabrication, branded beef programs, and factors impacting consumer acceptance of beef.

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Beef Health Herd Management Calendar

This course helps teach producers "to do the right thing at the right time." Herd health management tasks can be scheduled with the interactive calendar for specific dates to foster health, enhance the productivity of the cow-calf herd and increase the economic efficiency of the cattle operation.

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Beef in the Diet

Beef has many health benefits when included in the diet. It is a nutrient-rich, lean meat. Students who complete this course will know the different cuts of meat, understand the nutritional value, and cover hot topics in the industry.

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Beef Literacy

This course includes topics about feeding cattle, antibiotic use, technologies in beef production, feedyards, sustainability, the nutritional value of beef in the human diet, and environmental considerations in the beef cattle industry. This online class will show the learner the path beef takes from the ranch to the plate.

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Beef Quality Assurance

Students will learn about the best cattle management practices to ensure food safety and provide a high-quality beef product for consumers. They will also learn cattle handling practices and procedures that enhance environmental stewardship. Upon completion, the participant will be considered BQA certified.

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Cattle Evaluation

When evaluating cattle, it's important to know what to look for. Join beef cattle experts as they walk you through four modules of cattle evaluation, which include Structural Design of Cattle, Muscling of Cattle, Using Ultrasound to Determine Carcass Traits, and Movement and Balance of Cattle.

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Cattle Nutrition Feeds & Feeding

This course is for ranchers wanting to learn more about the many different aspects of beef cattle nutrition. After you complete the course, you will have a better understanding of ruminant nutrition, forages, grain, ration development, trace minerals, and supplementation.

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Cattle Reproduction

Cattle Reproduction is a self-directed online course for individuals wanting to learn more about artificial insemination, embryo transfer, semen sexing and more. This is not a beginner’s course - it is important you understand the fundamentals of reproduction.

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Cattle Value: Feeder Calf to Boxed Calf

Do you want to learn more about factors that affect Beef Cattle Value throughout the entire production chain? This course is designed to help you maximize beef cattle value in your operation by learning how to quality and yield grade parts of a carcass, as well as how to predict the value of cattle before you purchase them.

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Creating Value Through Low Stress Handling

We believe that proper handling of cattle will potentially help you make more money. Participants will learn effective methods such as developing a point of balance, controlling the speed of the herd, switching eyes, low-stress management on horseback, and many other techniques to implement in everyday practice.

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Drought Cattle Management

Participants in this course will learn about healthy and adequate water and forage availability, destocking, and nutrition programs for their beef program. Awareness and education on these issues are essential to make management adjustments and maintain a quality and profitable livestock program.

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