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Modules

Introduction

This introductory module is the first in each series of modules. Once you have completed the introduction, continue with the modules for your sector below.

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Cow-calf, Stocker, and Backgrounder Modules

Below are a series of modules for grazing operations, aimed at supporting actions that can improve the sustainability of your operation and the beef value chain. Modules will soon be available for each of the beef supply chain sectors.

Grazing

Grazing

BEGIN MODULE

Producers and ranchers are stewards of the land, tasked with taking care of not only livestock, but the forage species, soil, water, air, and wildlife.

Profitability & Efficiencies

Profitability & Efficiencies

BEGIN MODULE

Efficient and productive cow-calf operations are central to the sustainability and profitability of the entire beef value chain.

Herd Health

Herd Health

BEGIN MODULE

Ranchers and producers have a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure proper health and well-being of their animals.

Transition Planning

Transition Planning

BEGIN MODULE

One challenge for many cow-calf producers across the U.S. is how to successfully transfer their business to another entity (whether they are family or not) and maintain its farming or ranching heritage.

Worker Safety

Worker Safety

BEGIN MODULE

The safety and well-being of farm and ranch employees is of utmost importance in production agriculture.


Auction Market Modules

Below are a series of modules for operators and employees of auction markets.

Animal Health

Animal Health

BEGIN MODULE

Auction markets have a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure proper health and well-being of animals.

Employee Safety

Employee Safety

BEGIN MODULE

The safety and well-being of auction market employees is of utmost importance.

Water Management

Water Management

BEGIN MODULE

Auction markets are stewards of the land, tasked with taking care of livestock and water resources used to support them.


Feedyard Modules

Below are a series of modules for feedyard owners, managers, and employees. These modules may also be helpful for confined cow-calf, stocker, or backgrounder operations as well.

Animal Health

Animal Health

BEGIN MODULE

Feedyards have a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure proper health and well-being of their animals.

Efficiencies & Profitability

Efficiencies & Profitability

BEGIN MODULE

Efficient and productive feedyards are vital to the sustainability and profitability of the entire beef value chain.

Employee Safety

Employee Safety

BEGIN MODULE

The safety and well-being of feedyard employees is of utmost importance.

Environmental Strategies

Environmental Strategies

BEGIN MODULE

Feedyards are stewards of the land, tasked with taking care of livestock, as well as the soil, water, and air that supports them.


Packers & Processors Modules

Below are a series of modules for beef packers and processors. Modules will soon be available for each of the beef supply chain sectors.

Animal Health

Protecting & Improving Animal Health

BEGIN MODULE

Ensuring that cattle have the highest standards of health and well-being is beneficial to the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the entire beef industry.

Efficiencies & Profitability

Waste Reduction

BEGIN MODULE

Investing the time to review and compare performance outcomes can enhance decision making and the sustainability of packers and processors.

Employee Safety

Employee Safety & Well-Being

BEGIN MODULE

Employee safety and well-being is a critical component to a sustainable packer or processor operation.

Environmental Strategies

Environmental Strategies

BEGIN MODULE

Packers and processors must steward water, land, and air resources for the future success of the sector and beef supply chain.

If you are completing these modules as part of your application for the Ranchers Resilience Grant, you must provide your name and email to ensure completion credit for each module. Please enter the same name and email address below that you used in your grant application.