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Home Study Courses on Beef

Home Study Courses on Beef

Home study program for keeping current with the beef industry. Topics include Health Management for Reproduction, Breeding Herd Nutrition, Health Management, Pasture Management and Value Based Marketing.


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Adam Franken
Adam Franken (Faculty)
16 years ago
I used the EPD tutorial in my ag class and found that it worked really well to explain what EPD's are and how they are used. I used it as more of a supplement than a tutorial, lecturing the students on EPDs, and then creating an activity were they had to solve breeding selection problems based on EPDs. I also found some sire catalogs and had the students find what they believed was the best bull for certain cows.

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This is a pretty easy lesson to follow and doesn't require a lot of technical skill.
Used in course? Yes