AGR1220 BEEF PRODUCTION
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students of any major, but is an elective for AAS Degree.
AGR1220 - Beef Production (3 hrs.)
This course approaches the education of students from a practical, real world approach to the beef industry. The students will be introduced to the concepts of nutrition, reproduction, EPD use, selection, health, handling, and management of beef cattle through all phases of the beef industry.
AGR 1267 Principles of Animal Science
AGR 1268 Animal Science and Industry
The purpose of this course is to give agriculture students an understanding of the beef industry while stressing the importance it has to agriculture, the world’s economics, and nutritional needs of the human population.
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify beef breeds, external body parts, basic internal anatomy.
- Demonstrate basic animal evaluation techniques for all phases of production.
- Interpret and explain reproduction techniques, EPD’s, and practices used in the beef industry.
- Demonstrate knowledge of nutritional concepts and needs of beef animals in all phases of the industry.
- Apply and describe competencies in breeding systems, cow/calf, stocker and feedlot operations.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Breeds and Anatomy
Outcomes: Students will identify beef breeds, external body parts, and basic internal anatomy.
- Identify and explain each of the beef breeds used in the beef industry.
- Recognize and interpret the function of each external body part.
- Identify and explain internal body parts and their function.
UNIT 2: Beef Evaluation
Outcomes: Student will demonstrate basic evaluation techniques for all phases of production.
- Classify and calculate grades for live beef animals for the stocker, feeder, and finishing phase.
- Recognize and interpret the need fleshing ability in reproductive animals.
- Determine which female or bull will fit the requirements of operation needs when replacement is necessary.
- Evaluate market animals and calculate the following data; dressing percentage, ADG, etc.
UNIT 3: Beef Reproduction
Outcomes: The student will be able to interpret and explain reproduction techniques, EPD’s, and practices used in the beef industry.
- Explain beef animal reproduction
- Describe AI techniques and their use
- Calculate and describe EPD’s used in the beef Industry.
UNIT 4: Beef Nutrition
Outcomes: Student should demonstrate knowledge of nutritional concepts and the needs of beef animals in all phases of the industry.
- Identify feed ingredients and their use.
- Demonstrate the ability to calculate rations for each stage of the beef industry.
- Identify and explain the nutrients.
UNIT 5: Operation Phase Management
Outcomes: Apply and describe competencies in breeding systems, cow/calf, stocker, and feedlot operations.
- Define and identify the difference in pure bred and crossbreeding systems.
- Identify and explain rotational breeding systems.
- Explain a stocker operation.
- Explain a cow/calf operation.
- Describe a feedlot operation.
Varies, refer to syllabus.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.