The University of Nebraska’s Beef Cow Basics-Plus was written for the beef learner - producer, feed consultant, veterinarian, high school or college student, or individuals seeking knowledge about beef production. University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty have authored and reviewed this course.

Beef Cow Basics-Plus is a 12 module course that provides cutting edge information on nutrition, forages, supplements, and economics. A short quiz at the end of each lesson for self-assessment assures that concepts are understood.Once all of the quizzes are completed, a certificate of completion can be printed. Modules include: Goals for the Cow/Calf Producer, Basic Considerations for Cow Nutrition, Metabolizable Protein System, Minerals and Vitamins for Beef Cows, Replacement Heifer Nutrition, Basic Ration Formulation, Forage Analysis and Inventory, Perennial Forage Production, Annual Forage Crops, Alfalfa Production: Opportunities for Improvement, Livestock Grazing Management on Range and Pasture, and Feed Ration Economics. It is important that you, as a beef producer, have confidence, competence, and direction to be a successful livestock producer. Beef Cow Basics-Plus will help capitalize on your own unique resources and skills. It provides the basics for anyone interested in beef cow production including high school students, homeschool students, older 4-H and FFA members, community college students, and university students.

This course has been approved for 12 American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). For more information contact Troy Walz, Nebraska Extension Educator, at

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