This checksheet was designed to stimulate critical thinking in planning a farm on which a 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 stimulate awareness rather than serve as a rating of management practices. Carefully think about how decisions made in one area impact the results in other areas of your farm. Use this guide to define areas in your farm management that might be enhanced as well as to identify areas of strength.