Accredited training groups
BetterBeef conducts accredited training courses in collaboration with registered training organisations throughout Victoria.
Accredited training courses are delivered to groups of 10 to 15 producers meeting on farm between two and eight days per year.
Each course contains competencies that are recognised under the National Training Framework, and can be used to achieve formal qualifications including an Advanced Diploma of Agriculture.
For more information on accredited training courses, please contact Phil Franklin on (03) 5336 6623 or email@example.com or contact Darren Hickey, on (03) 5152 0496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accredited training programs currently delivered within BetterBeef include:
|PROGRAZE and BeefCheque|
PROGRAZE demonstrates how to integrate management activities, make the most of resources and increase sustainability of your farming system. Sessions (8 over 1 year) is run on a participant's farm, ensuring practical and applicable outcomes. The workshop will help you to better manage your resources, budget feed to reach your targets, monitor pasture quantity & quality, assess animal & pasture productivity and set production targets.
BeefCheque is all about growing more grass, utilising more grass, growing more beef and ultimately making more money. You will also gain a greater understanding of drought tolerant and summer action perennials, as well as managing and maximising your water usage. This invaluable program delves into the interaction between pasture & livestock and the principles behind improving the management of both. (3 year program)
|Breeders for Profit|
Develops skills that allow you to effectively evaluate your existing breeding program and provides you with strategies to better match market requirements for your enterprise. The course explores strategies that boost your profitability through the use of proven genetic techniques. The workshop is held on farm and is limited to approximately 15 producers. A balance of practical and theoretical information is designed to provide maximum learning opportunities.
|Managing Herd Health|
Managing Beef Health provides a holistic overview of cattle health issues on farm. More specifically, the course covers four areas - fertility/reproduction, worm control, safe/effective treatments, and general health problems.
The Livestock Handling workshop is designed to enable producers to improve animal health and welfare, increase production and reproductive rates, and reduce livestock and handler stress levels.This practical, hands-on, two day workshop will cover many aspects of stock handling techniques aimed at increasing safety and reducing stress to both animal and handler.
|Practical Beef Marketing|
Practical Beef Marketing maps beef cattle production and marketing pathways, ultimately increasing profit. Participants have the opportunity to develop their own marketing action plan to meet desired market specifications. 'Focus cattle' are followed through to slaughter, including the viewing and assessment of carcasses. This course is aimed at producers, farm managers and farm workers.
|Nuts and Bolts of Grazing Management|
Getting your grazing strategies right can be the first step to a more productive, profitable and sustainable, farming business. You will cover topics such as grazing strategies for productive and persistence perennials, managing different pasture types and land classes - getting it right for the whole farm, using grazing to manage annual weeds, pasture budgeting and tools for planning ahead.