Beef Basics Cost and Registration
The fee includes all the course material. Each course is bound so that it will become a handy reference in the future.
Each course is composed of lessons that have a quiz at the end to obtain feedback and to assure that the concepts are understood. Each participant that completes the quizzes for the course will receive a completion certificate.
The grading and returning of the quizzes are handled by extension educators in Nebraska who serve as coordinators for the Beef Basics courses. Many extension staff members promote and work with the Beef Basics courses.
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This course is now completely available online and is designed for beef producers, feed consultants, veterinarians and youth wanting to learn more about beef production. This course has been updated by extension faculty and individuals in the beef industry. The course will be of benefit to cattlemen that are currently in the beef business or for those that are just getting started according to Steve Pritchard, Nebraska Extension Educator. There are twelve (12) chapters or topics in the course. The fee for the new online Beef Cow Basics-Plus course is $20 to $120, depending on the status of the individual and whether CEU credits are needed/requested.
To register for the new online course, visit https://campus.extension.org and search for "Beef Cow Basics."
Continuing Education Units
All of these courses have been approved for American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) CEU credits. Possible number of CEUs varies with course enrollment.
Beef Cow Basics Plus - Total Possible Number of CEUs: 15
Online Beef Cow Basics-Plus - Total Possible Number of CEUs: 12
Beef Basics II - Total Possible Number of CEUs: 7
Beef Basics IV - Total Possible Number of CEUs: 10
Beef Basics V - Total Possible Number of CEUs: 8
Beef Basics VI - Total Possible Number of CEUs: 8
Beef Basics VII - Total Possible Number of CEUs: 4
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NOTE: Beef Basics III is no longer available (April 2015).
Beef Cattle Production
- Cow-calf, Bull and Heifer Nutrition and Management
- Breeding, Genetics & Reproduction
- Backgrounding, Yearling and Feedlot Nutrition and Management
- Forage, Pasture & Range Management
- By-Product Feeds
- Beef Forage Crops Systems
- Herd Health
- Livestock and the Environment
- Marketing and Livestock Budgets
- Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance Program