Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • A message from your instructor Sez

    • How to use this course

    • Please answer a few quick questions to help us help you

  • 2

    Module 1 - Getting Started

    • First Considerations

    • Talk like a farmer

    • Legal Responsibilities

    • What you need to provide

    • What's the plan?

    • Choosing the right cattle for your block

    • Question time

    • LSB guide to cattle breeds

    • Buying stock

    • Cattle M1 - Coursebook

  • 3

    Module 2 - Set up to succeed

    • Grab a pen

    • Paddocks & fences

    • Let's run back through those fields

    • Yards

    • Yarn about yards

    • Shelter & Shade

    • Question time

    • Equipment

    • Cattle M2 - Coursebook

    • That's a wrap

  • 4

    Module 3 - Nutrition

    • Introduction to nutrition

    • Feeding ruminants

    • The guts of it

    • What to feed

    • What do cows eat?

    • Building blocks

    • Practical feeding

    • Feed your knowledge

    • Nutritional needs

    • Feeding calves

    • Cattle M3 - Coursebook

  • 5

    Module 4 - Behaviour

    • We are the predators

    • Cattle senses

    • Aging cattle by their teeth

    • Normal behaviour

    • Social cues

    • Handling cattle safely

    • Making friends

    • Examining your cattle

    • Cattle M4 - Coursebook

  • 6

    Module 5 - Day to day husbandry

    • Day to day management

    • Body condition scoring

    • Calf care

    • Worms & drenching

    • When to call the vet

    • Cattle M5 - Coursebook

  • 7

    Module 6 - Production: Meat & milk

    • Meat & milk

    • Meat

    • Selling your livestock

    • All about milk

    • Cattle M6 - Coursebook

  • 8

    Extras

    • Hand milking video

    • Lifestyle farmer and nutritionist Rob Derrick talks about his lifestyle block

    • Tips on feeding calves

    • NRM Calf Rearing Guide

    • Thank you!