Penn State Extension will offer an online course to learn about the beef business.
“Beef Production and Management” is designed for beginning farmers just entering the beef business, as well as beef cow/calf producers who want to improve their production practices and the profitability of their operations. Participants will learn how to best choose and maintain their herd animals and business management.
The course consists of seven sections: Basic Production and Management, Selection Principles, Reproduction, Nutrition, Health, Marketing, and Financial Issues.
At the end of the course, participants should understand the basics of beef production, select the type of cattle that best meet their needs, identify how to feed to meet the nutritional needs of beef cattle, understand the reproductive process in beef cattle and implement appropriate management strategies, identify the health needs and issues of beef cattle and utilize ways to correct health problems, describe effective ways to market their cattle and handle financial issues related to beef cattle production.
Register for the course at https://extension-dev.psu.edu/beef-production-and-management.