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Showcattle.com began in 2001 as an online game serving the agricultural
niche. It simulates the breeding, feeding, raising, showing, and marketing
of a herd of cattle from 1 to 1,000 head. Each animal has ratings for
traits such as muscling, structure, growth, and milk production. These
traits are improved from generation to generation through selective breeding
The Showcattle.com ag class program began with ag teachers who are members of
our simulation. They realized Showcattle.com had become complex enough to
be used as an educational resource. They integrated the program in their
classes with much success.
Those ag teachers helped us develop administrative tools that make the
monitoring and management of students a breeze.
Showcattle.com exposes students to over 30 breeds and crosses of cattle
including everything from Angus, Hereford, and Maine Anjou, to Balancer,
Maintainer, Belgian Blue, and SimAngus. Each breed has unique strengths
and weaknesses and accurate color genetics. Crossing produces a realistic
hybrid vigor effect on the calves.
Students learn the basics of Mendelian genetics with five different color
genes and horns. These types of genetics are tied into current issues and
breed knowledge through TH and PHA.
While the old fashioned method of leaving a bull in a herd of cows is
certainly an option, our program exposes students to all aspects of beef cattle
reproduction. Students can collect, buy, sell, and use semen from the
virtual cattle. Embryo transfer allows superior maternal genetics to be
used in a larger scale; numerous estrus synchronization protocols can be chosen
from, and realistic success rates for artificial breeding are used.
As complicated as it sounds, at its heart, Showcattle.com is a game.
Students with agricultural backgrounds are motivated by a system that models
what they see in real life. Urban students gain “hands on” experience with
aspects of agriculture they’ve heard of but have never experienced.
All of this is packaged in an easy to use program that allows complete
control over student accounts. Extensive information on how your students
are progressing through the program is provided through numerous online reports.
Ten lessons, assignments, and optional grading methods are provided with access
to “instructor only” forums that allow you to discuss how you are using the
program with other agricultural science instructors.
Ready to get started?
us within the game (or call the above number) and let us know you would like to
get started with your class. We will upgrade your account and you will
have access to the administrative console immediately.
your school district send a purchase order for the program you would like...
One Year - $200/year
Six-Months - $100
We'll take it from there.