These boards are full of opinions and advice for specific questions.
For general information on getting started from scratch, visit <A HREF="http://www.thecattlepages.com">www.thecattlepages.com</A> and they have a book section with some top picks for beginners to learn about cattle.
Also the front page of this site has articles that are helpful in some areas of cattle management.
Read as much as you can and if possible visit a local farm/ranch to see first hand some of the things done there.
Jason Trowbridge Southern Angus Farms Alberta Canada