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AJSA Study Materials

Online Herdsman Resource Links—A study guide for the Cattlemen’s Quiz  competition
The Herdsman Resource Links
are a collection of beef industry and cattle production related materials from which the Regional and National Classic Cattlemen’s Quiz questions will be developed. These study materials are targeted for the intermediate and senior age divisions. The 4-H Skills for Life Series, a great study tool to utilize for the junior age division Cattlemen’s Quiz, is available for purchase by contacting the ASA office at 406.587.4531.

Sample Quizzes:

2016 Cattleman's quizes

2014 Cattleman's quizes

2012 Cattleman's quizes

Producer Oriented Educational Programs:

The Masters of Beef Advocacy—Earning Your MBA
http://www.beef.org/mastersofbeefadvocacy.aspx
The MBA program is a self-directed online training program designed to equip beef producers and industry allies with the information needed to be an everyday advocate for the beef industry. MBA candidates will be required to complete six courses in beef advocacy, including:
• Modern Beef Production – Sharing the many benefits of modern, efficient U.S. beef production
• Animal Care – Explaining our commitment to raising healthy animals
• Beef Safety – Communicating why producing safe food for consumers is a top priority
• Beef Nutrition – Explaining how great-tasting beef strengthens and sustains our bodies
• Environmental Stewardship – Sharing how we’re protecting the environment for future generations
• The Beef Checkoff – Communicating the value of your investment in growing demand for beef

Beef Quality Assurance
http://www.bqa.org/statebqa.aspx
Here is a hands-on resource to help prepare you for the Cattlemen’s Quiz.  Check out the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification program and see when the upcoming BQA seminars are near you. Some states also offer online certification. BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers of how common sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. BQA guidelines are designed to make certain all beef consumers can take pride in what they purchase – and can trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry. BQA programs have evolved to include best practices around good record keeping and protecting herd health, which can result in more profits for producers.

Cattlemen’s Learning Center
http://www.beefusa.org/cattlelearningcenter.aspx
The Cattlemen's Learning Center is one of the most successful producer education programs.  The searchable library of topics will be of benefit to you in learning more about practices that can help improve your bottom-line, read how other producer's have benefited from these programs and much more.

General Resources:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Beef Learning Modules
http://beef.unl.edu/learningmodules.shtml

The Beef Blog
http://www.thebeefblog.com

eXtension Webinars from Beef Experts
http://www.extension.org/pages/18946/archived-beef-cattle-webinars

Beef Today on Ag Web— Powered by Farm Journal
http://www.agweb.com/livestock/beef/

Beef Checkoff News Resources and Fact Sheets
http://www.beefboard.org/news/factsheets.asp

Beef Magazine
http://beefmagazine.com/

Iowa Beef Center
http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/

Beef Issues Quarterly
http://www.beefissuesquarterly.com/

Specific Topic Resources:

Behavior:
National Cattlemen's Beef Association Beef Quality Assurance – Video on guidelines for beef cattle production
http://beefcattleinstitute.org/images/bqa/english/bqa24aEnglish.htm

Emergency Considerations for Beef Cattle
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm117

Cattle Corral Development to Reduce Cattle Stress
http://www.grandin.com/design/design.html

In depth look at cattle behavior, handling, and facilities with Colorado State’s Dr. Temple Grandin
http://digitool.library.colostate.edu/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=8707

Breeding & Genetics:

Sire Source 2016

http://www.simmental.org/site/index.php/black-simmental


Estrus Cycle Learning Module
http://beef.unl.edu/learning/estrous.shtml

Synchronizing Estrus and Ovulation in Cows
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/lvstk2/mf2573.pdf

Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Beef Herd
http://www.extension.umn.edu/beef/components/releases/09-13-05-Lamb.htm

Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology of a Bull
http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=G2016

Evaluating Breeding Soundness in Bulls
http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_b/b-216.pdf

Inheritance of Color and Polled Traits
http://www.simmental.org/userimages/simbrah_color/shalles_mod.pdf


Health:
Assisting a Cow at Calving Time
http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=G2007

Pelvic Measurements and Calving Difficulty
http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=G2017

Beef Cattle Vaccines
http://animalscience.tamu.edu/images/pdf/beef/beef-cattle-vaccines.pdf

Foodborne Pathogen Control in the Feedlot
http://beefcattleinstitute.org/images/FeedlotGPP/index.swf

Cattle Diseases
http://www.thecattlesite.com/diseaseinfo/

Common Cattle Parasites
http://animalscience.tamu.edu/images/pdf/beef/beef-common-parasites.pdf

Nitrates in Livestock Feeding
http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/g1779/build/g1779.pdf

Meat Science:
Beef Grading
http://beefresearch.org/CMDocs/BeefResearch/Beef%20Grading.pdf

Guide to Evaluation of Slaughter Cattle
http://animalscience.tamu.edu/images/pdf/beef/beef-guide-to-evalution.pdf

Nutrition:
Beef Cattle Nutrition Guide
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/lvstk2/c735.pdf

Body Condition: The Beef Cow’s Energy Gauge
http://www.simmental.org/siteuserimages/Elanco_Book_Final_pgs.pdf

Body Condition, Nutrition, and Reproduction
http://animalscience.tamu.edu/images/pdf/nutrition/nutrition-body-condition-nutrition.pdf

Guidelines for Use of Distillers Bi-Products
http://beefinstitute.org/images/factsheets/factsheets/guidelinesforuseodg103006chrisreinhardt.pdf

Questions and Answers on Beef Nutrition
http://beefinstitute.org/images/factsheets/factsheets/c733beefqandachrisreinhardt.pdf


For regular/daily updates it is suggested that you follow these organizations on Facebook and/or Twitter:
• National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
• NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen
• Beef Quality Assurance
• High Plains Journal
• Drovers CattleNetwork

 

 

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