TCFA Feedyard Technician Program

 

 

The TCFA Feedyard Technician Program is a program led by Texas Cattle Feeders Association in cooperation with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and  West Texas A&M University that 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:

Sign up here 

for program updates

Needing additional information? 

Robert Devin
rldevin@ag.tamu.edu
(806)676‐5619

 

Cattle Care & Handling
Registration now open. Application deadline January 27, 2023.

Panhandle Program

Details
Training Dates: April 3, 4, 5
Testing Dates: April 6,11, 12, 13

Application
Application due January 27, 2023

 

Overton Program

Details
Training Dates: April 18, 20
Testing Dates: April 19, 21

Application
Application due January 27, 2023

Kingsville Programdetails and application

Coming Soon

 

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

Pharmaceutical

Cattle Behavior

BQA

Interview Prep

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Machinery Operation, Repair & Maintenance
Check back in May for 2023 Program Details

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