The Beef cattle Management course is designed to help beef cattle producers analyse and organise the management of their cattle production. Upon completion of your course you will be able to explain the principles of beef cattle husbandry and the management skills needed to maintain a successful business.

If you work on a farm, manage a family farm or wish to start your own and produce cattle for sale, then starting on the basics covered in this course will help you establish a successful business.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Beef Production and Beef Cattle Breeds
  2. Beef Cattle Production Systems
  3. Beef Cattle Breeding
  4. Diseases in Beef Cattle (Viral and Bacterial)
  5. Diseases in Beef Cattle (Parasites, etc.)
  6. Nutrition for Beef Cattle
  7. Commercial Herd Management
  8. Feed Lot Management
  9. Stud Herd Management
  10. Management, Economics and Marketing
Aims - the learning objectives of the 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