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U-M Beef Team Offers Home Study Course

Six lessons are included in this session that begins in early January.

The University of Minnesota Beef Team is proud to present the 2008 Beef Home Study Course focusing on Cow/Calf Health Management. This home study course assists beef producers in furthering their knowledge of topics that may benefit the management of their beef operation. There will be six lessons included with this year's home study course:

Common Breeding Herd Diseases
Alfredo DiCostanzo, U-M Beef Team

Internal and External Parasite Control
Bethany Lovaas, U-M Beef Team

Antibiotic Use, Biosecurity, and Quality Assurance
Lori Schott and John Shutske, U-M Beef Team

Herd Health Calendars
Ryon Walker, U-M Beef Team

Newborn Calf Care
David Smith, University of Nebraska

Preparing Calves for Weaning
Grant Crawford, U-M Beef Team

The cost to participate in this program is $50. A course booklet with lessons and supporting material is included with the registration fee. Members of the U-M Beef Team are available throughout the course to assist participants and answer questions about the course material. Registration is due by December 15, and the first lesson will be mailed to participants in early January, with a new lesson being delivered approximately every two weeks.

For more information, please contact Grant Crawford at 320.234.0441 or, or visit the beef team website at

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