Beef Anatomy  (#17223 )

Students identify 20 parts of the steer’s external anatomy. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef).

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Beef Breeds  (#17224)

Students identify 10 beef breeds commonly raised in Wisconsin. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, LEADER GUIDE, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.   (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef).

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Beef Cattle Quality Assurance  (#17226 )

Ten photos are used to show new methods developed for cattle producers to ensure a wholesome quality meat product. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef).

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A Beef Cow’s Stomach  (#17227)

Requires students to identify the compartments of a beef cow’s stomach from a picture, and answer 5 questions concerning the functions of each part of the stomach. Advanced level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, DUPLICATING MASTER FOR BLANK ANSWER FORM. (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef).

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Beef Grading  (#17228)

Students learn to identify the different levels of marbling and how they correspond to grades of cattle and meat quality. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “BEEF GRADING” ARTICLE.   (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef)

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Beef Judging  (#16700)

Includes a discussion of beef carcass terminology and factors which affect ranking. Viewers see a class from a variety of perspectives, and are given time to determine a placing. Official placing and oral reasons are then given.  (1987) – VHS VIDEO (25:00)

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Beef Learning Laboratory Kit (#18341)

Set of learn-by-doing activities focusing on beef cattle. Designed as a series of mini-learning stations where participants can test their own knowledge and abilities.  Topics covered include Anatomy, Breeds, Conformation, Meat Science and Quality Assurance. (1994) – INCLUDES  INSTRUCTIONS, VIDEO, CURRICULUM GUIDE, POSTERS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, IDENTIFICATION TAGS, SITUATION/TASK STATEMENTS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef)

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Beef Show Equipment  (#17229)

Students identify 10 items commonly used in preparing beef cattle for show. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.   (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef).

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Byproduct Feeds  (#17627)

Features 10 different byproduct feeds and asks questions related to their uses or benefits as a byproduct feed. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

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Cattle Abnormalities  (#16222)

Shows many abnormalities in cattle that affect their marketability or use as breeding stock. Discusses how to detect problems in their early stages, and demonstrates how early culling can be useful when treatment is out of the question. (1982) – VHS VIDEO  (27:00)

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Cattle Handling and Transportation  (#17414)

Discusses beef cattle behavior, especially their reactions to human handling. Illustrates procedures for people who raise, feed, handle and transport beef to ensure better safety for themselves and the cattle they work with.  (1988) – VHS VIDEO  (17:00)

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Cattle Illnesses  (#17466)

Graphically teaches youth and adults the visible symptoms of 10 common cattle ailments including blackleg, warts, ringworm, pinkeye, etc. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef)

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Daily Care (Beef Cattle) (#18959)

Kirk Stierwalt discusses the day to day practices necessary for a successful beef project.   Emphasizing the importance of daily care in preparing beef cattle for show, he discusses necessary equipment and the importance of keeping cattle in a clean environment.  In addition, he demonstrates how to wash a calf, the use of a drill brush […]

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Ethics in Livestock Shows: Ethics in Our Lives  (#17994)

Three part production by Jeff Goodwin, which teaches ethical behavior within the context of the youth livestock project. Segments include 1. “A question of ethics” (the ethical treatment of youth livestock projects, stresses that their purpose is youth development) (20:00). – 2. “A step beyond” (gives tools to address cases of unethical activity both before […]

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Extreme Climates (Beef Breeds)  (#17235)

Students identify 10 breeds that function well under extreme environmental conditions and discuss breed characteristics that make them efficient under these conditions. Beginner level.  (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, LEADER GUIDE, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.   (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef)

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Feed Ingredients for Dairy and Livestock  (#17236)

5 different stations teach the student to identify common feed ingredients and their importance in feeding cattle. Each station contains ten samples of common feedstuffs for farm animals. Feed samples are displayed randomly with stations grouped by knowledge level of the students. Beginner level. (1992) – 5 LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATIONS, EACH WITH QUESTION & ANSWER […]

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Female Reproductive System (Beef) (#17237)

Students learn to identify the different parts of the female reproductive system of beef cattle and how each part functions. Advanced level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, DUPLICATING MASTER FOR BLANK ANSWER SHEET.   (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef)

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Fitting and Grooming (Beef Cattle) (#18960)

Kirk Stierwalt demonstrates techniques for fitting and grooming beef cattle and discusses the equipment and products needed.  He emphasizes the importance of starting early when preparing for a show. (2005) – DVD  (59:00)

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Fitting Beef Steers  (#17282)

Gives a basic but comprehensive step-by-step description of how to prepare and groom a beef steer for show. Appropriate for beef steer or heifer project members or leaders.   – VHS VIDEO  (11:00)

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Fitting Show Steers  (#16391)

UWEX Livestock agent Dan Short and professional cattle fitter Bobby May guide the viewer through the grooming techniques necessary to ready a steer for the show ring.  (1987) – VHS VIDEO  (55:00)

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Forage Plants  (#17628)

Asks students to identify 9 forage plants commonly grown and fed to animals. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

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Fundamental Livestock Parturition  (#18306)

Live-action teaching aid capturing the essence of the reproductive process in three domesticated species – cattle, sheep and swine.  Includes the fundamentals of mating, gestation, lambing, farrowing and calving, as well as basic information and candid video of cattle, sheep and swine.  It is recommended that agents view the video ahead of time to be […]

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Ideas About Animal Welfare (#17238)

Presents a continuum or scale of beliefs which people hold concerning the relationship between humans and other animals. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, PRINT MATERIALS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef, Dairy, Sheep & Swine)

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The Line in the Sand  (#18381)

Jeff Goodwin addresses ethical questions about youth livestock shows.  Using various scenarios and species, defines which practices are ethical and unethical.  This program is also one segment of the video “Ethics in Livestock Shows” – #17994. (1996) – VHS VIDEO (16:00), ACTIVITY GUIDE.

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Livestock Feed Sources  (#17239)

Students learn to identify a variety of feedstuffs and their roles in feeding livestock. Consists of 4 stations containing samples of common feedstuffs for farm animals. Stations are grouped according to the major nutrient provided. Stations include: “Vitamin & Mineral Ingredients” – “Processed Grains” – “Whole Grains” and “Byproduct Feeds”. Intermediate level. (1992) – 4 […]

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Livestock Judging: Classes, Critiques & Reasons I (#19064)

Eight livestock judging practice classes help students improve their judging skills.  Classes include market steers, Hereford heifers, performance Limousin heifers, market hogs, Duroc breeding gilts, market lambs, Southdown breeding ewes and market goats. Critiques of each class are provided by Ryan Rathmann, coach of six national champion livestock judging teams, followed by formal sets of […]

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Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef

Tabletop displays each focusing on a specific management topic important to beef cattle production and projects. Enables project members to explain and test what they have learned. Great resource for leaders to use in project meetings. See “Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series” for related titles. SEE INDIVIDUAL TITLES FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION. Beef Anatomy – #17223 Beef Breeds – […]

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MAQA – Year 1 – Care and Management (#18753)

Meat Animal and Quality Assurance kit designed to teach quality assurance principles and management skills to youth enrolled in the swine, sheep and beef meat animal projects.  Year 1’s topic is Care and Management, which addresses topics such as Identification, Feeding, Watering and much more.  (2004) – CONTAINS A VARIETY OF PIECES OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED […]

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MAQA – Year 2 – Animal Health Products (#18754)

Meat Animal and Quality Assurance kit designed to teach quality assurance principles and management skills to youth enrolled in the swine, sheep and beef meat animal projects.  Year 2’s topic is Animal Health Care Products, which addresses topics such as record keeping, use and handling of syringes and needles and residues.  The kit also has […]

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Male Reproductive System (Beef)  (#17241)

Students learn to identify the internal parts of the reproductive system of male beef cattle and how they interact. Advanced level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, DUPLICATING MASTER FOR BLANK ANSWER FORM.  (Livestock Skillathon Series- Beef)

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Meat Evaluation (#15640)

Color slides of 186 retail meat cuts.  Each cut is listed with its complete name and a general description.  Names of the cuts are based on the Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) system for beef, pork, lamb and veal.  Includes supplemental Meat Evaluation Handbook and CD-ROM featuring the same slides as well as some […]

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Meat Judging: Fundamentals (#19065)

Provides a basic introduction to the evaluation of red meat.  Dr. Mark Miller of Texas Tech discusses the fundamentals of meat judging in the facets of beef quality and yield grading, beef carcass judging, beef wholesale and retail cut judging, pork carcass judging (intact and ribbed), ham judging, lamb carcass judging (intact and ribbed) and […]

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Meat Judging Practice (#19066)

Four sections, each with 6 classes, feature more than 120 retail cuts of beef, lamb and pork for identification.  At the end of each class, the species, primal cut and retail are displayed.  Also included are beef carcasses for quality grading, judging classes of carcasses and/or sub=primal cuts and questions pertaining to a class of […]

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Oral Reasons Made Easy  (#17422)

Teaches youth and adults how to present a set of oral reasons about a class of beef, swine or sheep. Three youth (basic, intermediate, advanced) give sample reasons for a class of performance Angus heifers and Tim Erickson critiques and gives tips to each presenter.  (1993) – VHS VIDEO  (33:00)

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Primal Beef Cuts  (#17467)

Teaches interested beginners the primal cuts from which beef retail cuts originate. Beginning level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “BEEF… RETAIL CUTS” HANDOUT.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef)

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Processed Feeds  (#17629)

Displays 15 feed samples to show the different forms of feed processing. Emphasizes corn processing differences. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.  (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

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Processing Methods  (#17630)

Features 10 different feed samples, each of which represents a different processing method. Designed to ask the student to identify the feedstuff and the processing method used. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST. (Animal Nutrition Skillathons Series)

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Quality Assurance: Strengthening the Chain of Wholesome Food Production (#18123)

Addresses topics related to quality assurance and livestock production, such as proper injection sites, facilities, nutrition, care and handling, and following label instructions on animal health products. Touches on the many similarities between the production of high quality corn and the production of high quality food animals. (1997) – VHS VIDEO (16:00), FACILITATOR GUIDE.

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Retail Cut ID (#19137)

Features the newly approved retail cuts for National FFA and 4-H contests.  Organized by species with a notation of each cut, allows for different angles. Special effects, 3D graphics and expert commentary provide insight for harder to identify cuts. (2012) – DVD (93:00)

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Showing Beef Cattle  (#17284)

Shows the first-time or expert beef exhibitor how to properly handle and present their steer or heifer in the show ring. Covers the proper techniques and equipment necessary for success.  VHS VIDEO  (11:00)

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Showmanship (Beef Cattle) (#18961)

Kirk Stierwalt focuses on the concepts and components of good beef showmanship.  He discusses the equipment required, how to ready the animal for show so it’s comfortable working with you and finally, demonstrates showmanship techniques. (2006) – DVD  (49:00)

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Starting Cattle  (#17006)

Covers how to get new cattle up to the bunk and eating; reducing metabolic disorders; dealing with stress in the first few days in the lot; the link between diet and immunity; feed additives and feed intake, and when and how to change rations.  (1990) – VHS VIDEO (18:00), PROGRAM GUIDE.

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Vitamins and Minerals  (#17632)

Features 14 vitamin and mineral samples with pictures of vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Questions asked relate to the pictures or ask students to identify the sample. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.  (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series).

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Water: The Essential Nutrient  (#17633)

Shows differences in water purity and the necessity of water in an animal’s diet. Beginner level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series).

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