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Beef Cattle Basics

Filed Under: 4-H Livestock Program, Beef

Beef Cattle Basics is a hands-on learning opportunity that covers general basics of beef production for “new” farmers and/or youth.

Target Audience(s):

Participants who are new to beef production


Participants will learn:

  • How to determine breeding objectives for cow herds,
  • How to build adequate fences and working facilities,
  • How to develop a nutritional calendar for cow herds,
  • How to select and market animals that meet their breeding objectives, and
  • The basics about beef cattle management techniques

Total Number of Modules or Session: 1-6

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 6

Program Delivery:

  • Numbered Extension Publication
  • Demonstrations
  • Social Media

Primary Contact:

Cobie Rutherford,


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Portrait of Mr. Cobie Rutherford, Jr.
Extension Instructor
4-H Youth Development