TBYB – Basic Beef Cattle Production



TBYB – Basic Beef Cattle Production



This year-round programme is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and skills required for success in agricultural ventures, specifically in beef cattle production. It caters to both novice and experienced farmers, aiming to elevate their production capabilities. The course combines hands-on experience with theoretical instruction, featuring two days of farm visits and three days of online learning, with a practical workbook component. Students can schedule a farm visit to the Agri Skills Transfer farm to gain practical exposure, ensuring they acquire well-rounded expertise in beef cattle production. An alternative option allows remote students to complete Logbooks and receive validation from visited farmers, ensuring inclusivity. This comprehensive approach equips individuals with the tools and insights needed for success in the agricultural industry, enhancing profitability and fostering excellence in cattle farming.

The following Unit Standards will be covered:

  • Identify basic breeding practices for farm animals – US 116107: NQF L2, Credits 5
  • Understand animal nutrition – US 116055: NQF L2, Credits 7