Beef Cattle Course Online
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
100 hrs (12 months)
Yes unlimited by email
About this Course
Flexible study beef cattle course
This beef cattle course is offered as a flexible online study and will get you started on the fundamentals of beef cattle management including husbandry, breeding, production, feed lots, herds and more. It aims to help students analyse and make informed decisions about the management requirements of beef cattle. You should be able to describe and explain the principles and practices of beef cattle husbandry and management. This course is suitable for beef cattle farmers, agricultural workers looking after beef cattle and anyone with an interest in keeping beef cattle.
- 100 hours
- Online and self-paced
- 12 months to complete
- Printed Notes Available
- Get expert tutor support from practicing Australian Vets.
What will you learn in this beef cattle course?
- Describe the nature and scope of Beef Cattle Production.
- Compare different beef production systems
- Discuss beef cattle breeding and its significance to production.
- Develop a sound, but general introduction to animal health.
- Describe significant parasites that infect cattle and determine appropriate management of these and related problems.
- Recommend appropriate provision of feed for commercial beef production.
- Develop a management strategy for a commercial beef herd.
- Explain feed lot management for beef production.
- Explain Stud herd management for beef production.
- Determine significant management requirements for a beef production enterprise, in order to attain and sustain a viable economic performance
Your TutorDr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.
During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.