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Beef Cattle Basics

Filed Under: 4-H, Beef

Beef Cattle Basics is a hands-on learning opportunity covering the general basics of beef production for “new” farmers and/or youth.

Target Audience(s):

Participants who are new to beef production


Participants will learn:

  • How to determine breeding objectives for cow herds,
  • How to build adequate fences and working facilities,
  • How to develop a nutritional calendar for cow herds,
  • How to select and market animals that meet their breeding objectives, and
  • The basics of beef cattle management techniques.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 1-6

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 6

Program Delivery:

  • Numbered Extension Publication
  • Demonstrations
  • Social Media

Primary Contact:

Dr. Brandi Karisch,


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Portrait of Dr. Brandi Bourg Karisch
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management, Health