This very abbreviated form of the checksheet is designed to stimulate critical thinking in planning a farm on which the primary land use is production of beef cattle. The sustainability of a farm relates to many factors revolving around farm management, use of resources and quality of life. The series of questions is intended to serve as an assessment of awareness rather than rating of management practices. Carefully think about how decisions made in one area impact the results in other areas of your farm or management. After reviewing the preliminary information here, you may want to consider using the longer version of the checksheet for a more complete assessment of your farm.