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Close up of 3 cows in a field.

Cattle are big business in Alabama with a value of $2.5 billion. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s iBook, Beef Basics, will help the state’s cattle producers boost their bottom line. An Alabama Extension animal scientist calls Beef Basics an exciting new tool for Alabama cattle producers.

Beef Basics is the first iBook devoted to beef cattle production. A team of Alabama Extension animal science professionals created the iBook to support the state’s growing cattle industry. The iBook can be viewed on iPads, iPhones, and Mac computers.


  • Forages in the Southeast
  • Grazing Management and Methods
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Stored Forages and Supplementation
  • Managing Herd Health
  • Breeding and Genetics

The iBook format allows Beef Basics to include videos and interactive graphics along with the comprehensive text and photos.

Featured Videos and Interactive Graphics

  • Using a Grazing Stick
  • Forages as High Functioning Factories
  • Collecting a Hay Sample
  • Forages as the Basis of Nutrition
  • Hay Storage Methods
  • Giving Injections to Cattle
  • Frame Scoring Cattle

Download Beef Basics for free from the Apple iTunes store.