Feedyard Technician Program


The TCFA Feedyard Technician Program provides high school juniors and seniors the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for a potential career in the fed cattle industry.

These educational experiences are made possible by enlisting the support of Agricultural Science Teachers in identifying these potential students. The program is designed to allow the teacher flexibility in utilizing existing class courses and learning experiences to obtain the program goals. 

A student may participate only once in each of the two programs

Program Overview

Ag Science Teachers:

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Robert Devin


Cattle Care & Handling
Check back in December for 2023 Program Details

Panhandle Program-
details and application

          Overton/Kingsville Program-
               details and application


Training Videos

Safe Handling of
Farm Animals

Working Cattle Effectively

Basic Cattle Behavior and Handling

Working Cattle with a Bud Box & Hydraulic Chute

TCFA BQA Program



Sample Test Questions


Cattle Behavior


Interview Prep

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Machinery Operation, Repair & Maintenance
Registration is open. Deadline for applications is September 16, 2022.

Program Details


Complete Application


Training Videos

Lock out – Tag out Training

Fall Protection Training

Cat K Series Wheel Loader Operator Training

What not to do in a Wheel Loader/Heavy Equipment Operator

How to Operate a Tracked Skid Steer Loader/Basic Control Training

Sample Test Questions

Equipment Operation
and Safety

Machinery Operation
Repair and Maintenance

Mill, Feed truck and
Safety Test Questions

Interview Prep

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Testing Guidelines