Beef Production Certificate

Beef Production Certificate

This exciting new 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

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

Program at a glance

Length of Program/Course: 8 weeks / course

Intake Dates: January, March, May, August, October

Delivery: Online

Program/Course Dates: Course Dependent

Costs & Fees: $799 + GST

Selection process for admission: first qualified, first accepted

Registration deadline: 14 days prior (21 days for courses with a January start date). 
If there is still room in the class after the registration deadline, you are still able to register if you submit a $75 late registration fee along with your tuition. 

Beef Production Systems LVS 7002

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.  This course will also provide knowledge of food safety protocols, traceability and carcass management.

Course #: 11085
January 6 – February 28, 2020


Basic Handling, Facilities and Equipment LVS 7003

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.

Course#: 11086
March 2 – April 24, 2020


Pasture and Grazing Management LVS 7004

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

Course #: 21007
May 4 – June 26, 2020


Applied Nutrition and Feeding LVS 7005

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!

Course #: 31005
August 24 – October 16, 2020


Beef Health and Disease LVS 7006

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 defense against common health concerns and diseases for the beef animal at various stages of life.

Course #: 41007
October 26 – December 18, 2020