Beef Science

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Beef Science

Offered as part of Agricultural Business Diploma A.A.S. degree, the 23 credit hour Beef Science Certificate introduces you to livestock handling and husbandry. Topics include anatomy and physiology, reproduction, nutrition, and feedlot management.

This certificate is eligible for state and federal financial aid.

Plan of Study

First Semester

  • AGS-500 - Beef Industry and Feedlot Management (3)
  • AGS-501 - Stockmanship, Bunk Management & Cattle Processing Lab (2)
  • AGS-319 - Animal Nutrition (3)
  • AGS-512 - Beef Breeding/Reproduction/Nutrition (3)
  • AGS-513 - Reproduction and Nutrition Lab (2)

13 Credit Hours

Second Semester

  • AGS-502 - Beef Cow/Calf Production (2)
  • AGS-503 - Cow/Calf Lab (1)
  • AGS-214 - Domestic Animal Physiology (3)
  • AGS-516 - Beef Science Management (2)
  • AGS-517 - Livestock Management and Merchandising Lab (1)
  • AGS-350 - Artificial Insemination of Cattle (1)

10 Credit Hours


Agricultural Sciences
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319-398-5609
agsciences@kirkwood.edu