Following introductory materials (including a brief history of humans and cattle), he present chapters on facilities for beef, fencing, beef cattle breeds, beef production systems
, stocking guidelines and start-up economics for beef operations, beef cattle feeding, beef cattle reproduction, manure handling, beef cattle husbandry, marketing the meat, dairy facilities and basic considerations, dairy cattle breeds, dairy cow care, exit strategies, rural living, and help and advice resources.
The events, which support the four main beef production systems
in England ( suckler cows, suckler finishing, dairy bull finishing and beef x dairy finishing ( are scheduled to start this autumn.
Sandra Edwards, professor of agriculture at Newcastle University reckons the time may be ripe to promote beef production systems
to an increasingly educated public.
Under general Community principles, distribution to farmers of this part of the aid would be governed by national provisions allowing for account to be taken of the diversity of beef production systems
in the European Union and thus for balance in the allocation of resources to be restored.
Improving production efficiency will not only improve the technical performance of beef production systems
and lower costs, it can also help to meet broader sustainability objectives and deliver better environmental outcomes.