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Beef Production Certificate


This exciting beef certificate will provide online training to students interested, or already employed, in the livestock work force.

Each course within this certificate can be taken as a stand- alone course to enhance your current skill set, or you can combine all five to complete your beef production certificate. Course specifics include:

  • Beef Production Systems
  • Basic Handling, Facilities and Equipment
  • Pasture and Grazing Management
  • Applied Nutrition and Feeding
  • Beef Health and Disease

Delivery: Online

Costs & Fees: Please see course specifics below 

Length of Program/Course: 8 weeks / course

Program/Course Dates: Course Dependent

Selection process for admission: first qualified, first accepted

Registration deadline: 2 weeks prior to course start datePending availability; late registrations may be accepted with a late fee. Limited space available so register early.

What will you learn?

Following completion of the certificate, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the various production systems within the beef industry.
  • Interpret nutritional needs and feeding systems for beef production.
  • Recognize the importance of animal comfort related to production outcomes.
  • Assess health and treatment regimes.
  • Execute pasture and grazing management

Course Details

Beef Production Systems | LVS 7002

Dates: Janury 13 - March 7, 2025
Cost: $899 + GST
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

An overview course that will provide learners with a solid understanding of the various production systems in the Canadian beef industry from cow/calf to feedlot production. We will explore the key success factors for each industry and the cost of production. 

Cattle Behaviour, Welfare, Handling Practices, and Facilities | LVS 7003

Dates: March 10 - May 2, 2025
Cost: $899 + GST
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

This course will introduce the concepts of animal welfare and low-stress handling, combined with an understanding of the relationship between cow comfort and production. Students will be able to recognize the importance of a well functioning facility for a safe environment for both handlers and animals.

Pasture and Grazing Management | LVS 7004

Dates: May 5 - June 27, 2025
Cost: $799 + GST
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

This course will provide the student with an introduction to common perennial plants in Western Canada. These pasture management techniques can encourage sustainable rangelands and learn the steps involved in harvesting and storage of perennial crops.

Applied Nutrition and Feeding | LVS 7005

Date: September 3 - October 25, 2024
Cost: $899 + GST
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

With a basic understanding of ruminant nutrition, nutrient digestion and common feed types fed to the different classes of beef animals, you will be able to assess and design the delivery of feed rations.  After completion of this course, you will understand bunk management and be able to confidently save money and maximize your production!

Beef Health and Disease | LVS 7006

Date: October 28 - December 20, 2024
Cost: $899 + GST
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

You will gain an understanding of how to identify sick animals, treatment protocols to use, the transmission routes of treatment, and a knowledge of how to build a defence against common health concerns and diseases for the beef animal at various stages of life.

Do you need more information?

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