Beef Day Resources

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Bovine Estrus Sync and AI COWculator are examples of iOS apps available on iPads for participant use.

Beef Day presentations and additional resources are available for download prior to arrival at NM Youth Ranch Management Camp. Because of limited network availability, download of materials is encouraged before arrival. Although materials will be available on team issued iPads, if bringing a personal laptop or mobile device, access to the materials on your device is beneficial.

Presentations (PDF)

Supplemental Resources

  • Estrus Synch Planner
    This resource was developed by the Iowa Beef Center and is an EXCEL file. The file will download to your computer or as a view only file on an iOS device. In order to use the file on an iOS device, an app such as NUMBERS or EXCEL is required.


Videos are provided as supplemental materials and resources in developing Ranch Management Plans. The videos will be loaded on team issued iPads, although download to personal devices is encouraged prior to arrival at NM Youth Ranch Management Camp.

Download to computer or copy/paste URL to Video Downloader if using iOS device.

  • Free Video Downloader on iTunes
    A video downloader or similar app, is required to save videos to iOS devices. The video link can be accessed using the app, then use Save to Camera Roll to save to library.

iOS Apps

Camp participants will be divided into teams and provided a laptop, notebook of resources and iPad with the apps listed below. This link to the app on iTunes is provided should you want to download and purchase the apps for your iOS device; it is NOT required as all iPads will have the apps listed.

  • AI Cowculator (free)
    The AI Cowculator is a decision aid application to assist beef industry personnel and beef cattle producers the opportunity to determine whether it would be worthwhile to utilize artificial insemination or purchase and utilize a natural service sire to manage reproduction in their operations. The AI Cowculator uses actual producer inputs and predicted cattle values to generate a partial budget to determine the gain or loss per cow if artificial insemination were to replace natural service.
  • Bovine Estrus Synchronization ($14.99)
    Bovine Estrus Synchronization was designed to help progressive cattle producers select and implement an effective and efficient estrus synchronization method as part of your AI Program. Save time and money by not wasting your drugs and effort. Get your cattle bred on schedule!