Breeding cattle

In this course you will:

Discover how to give your newborns the best chance in life by getting it right from before mating

Learn what is normal and the signs that tell you when things are going wrong

Understand the the importance of nutrition around pregnancy to avoid potential problems

Get tips on choosing the right bull and why a poor choice can have a huge impact

Learn when to step in with a newborn calf and when to stand back; get it wrong and the cow may abandon her calf

Everything you need is included

Video lessons

Join Sez the vet as she shares with you advice and tips about all aspects of breeding cattle on a lifestyle block in New Zealand.


The course comes with a downloadable coursebook - no need to take notes!


We have helpful handouts, and fun quizzes to share too!

Meet Your Instructor

Dr Sez

Lifestyle veterinarian

Dr Sez is a lifestyle block vet, with a passion for caring for the backyard farm pet.

Born and raised on a lifestyle block, she grew up around goats, sheep, chooks, horses and more, developing a passion for caring for and bettering the welfare of our farm animals from a young age.

Dr Sez initially studied animal behaviour, further fuelling her passion, before returning to New Zealand to become a qualified vet. She now works with the many lifestyle blocks of the South Auckland region and runs the YouTube channel ‘Sez the Vet’, airing interesting and topical weekly episodes on the health of your farm animals.

What we cover:


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How to use this course

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Cattle Breeding

The birds & the bees

Do you know your birds & bees?


Test yourself on behaviour

The breeding calendar

Nutrition around pregnancy



Cattle breeding coursebook

How did we do?


Enrol now and get free access to a complete breeding & genetics course covering the practical science behind breeding livestock with lessons, quizzes and coursebook!


I highly recommend the LSB courses

I realised that having good information in one location from someone I can trust was far better than constantly trying to find information.

The other good thing about the courses is that they are New Zealand based and therefore the information is relevant to me.

I have found the courses to be very informative. They not only cover topics that help you keep your animals happy and healthy but also cover legal requirements which, when it comes to cattle, are very important to know.

by Katie

Really helpful tips, especially the visuals or videos attached

Really great, love how it is broken into smaller modules and can work on at your own pace. Really helpful tips, especially the visuals or videos attached.

Since completing the course we have added shelter for the flock, a foot trough in the yards and a ramp for getting sheep onto a trailer all which have made it easier to manage the animals.

It's a very easy and informative way to learn a lot about your animals or even if you are considering getting some it will give you a good idea of what to expect.

by Cam

The course was even better than I had hoped for.

Very easy to follow and quite comprehensive. It covers so much and some topics that I hadn’t though of or found much info on.

Being able to go back and redo parts of the course is very helpful plus the fact that I can go back at anytime and refresh my memory is most helpful…at my age 😊

The course is great for new herd owners and also, I believe that experienced herd owners will find a few things in it that they might have forgotten or not known.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who owns or plans to own cattle.

by Richard

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