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U-M Extension Offers Beef Home Study Course

U-M Extension Offers Beef Home Study Course

Extension Beef Team designed six lessons that cover everything to produce quality beef. Register by Dec. 31.

The University of Minnesota Beef Team is again offering the Beef Home Study Course this winter.

Topics address a whole-system approach to producing quality beef. Six lessons will cover practices that can be adapted from genetics to breeding, nutrition, and meat processing to produce quality beef.

Registration has been extended to December 31.

Lessons are:

Lesson 1: Breeding and selection to reach market targets.

Lesson 2: Weaning and health management: The impact of animal health on performance and beef quality.

Lesson 3: Feeding and implant strategies, and potential impact on beef quality.

Lesson 4: Marketing and processing: What does the beef processor desire?

Lesson 5: Beef quality assurance and meat quality: Adding value for producers and consumers.

Lesson 6: Cattle marketing strategies to maximize value.

The home study course works this way:Beginning in early January, you will be sent the first lesson in a binder. You can read the lesson at your pace and complete the quiz that accompanies each lesson. Return the quiz to your assigned grader for correction and comments. A new lesson will be sent out every 10-15 days. Participants who complete the course and quizzes will receive a certificate of completion.

Cost: $60/person

To register, please visit the website:

Or, contact Grant Crawford, Beef Feedlot Educator, at 320.296.6716 or  with questions.

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