2015 Florida Parishes Master Cattleman Program

Whitney Wallace  |  6/26/2015 10:41:40 PM

2015 FPMCP

What is the Master Cattleman Program?

The Louisiana Master Cattleman program began in the summer of 2004. The course includes 10 three-hour lectures on all aspects of beef production. It is a commodity-specific program to enhance the profitability of beef producers by equipping them with important information on all aspects of beef production. The program will be provided statewide in various multi-parish areas. It will allow participants to add farm management/marketing components related to beef production. Upon completion of the Master Cattleman program, participants should be better able to increase farm profitability while being environmentally sustainable.

The Master Cattleman Program curriculum consists of 10 three-hour blocks including:
· Animal Health/Biosecurity
·Nutrition
· Reproduction
 · Breeding and Selection
· Animal Handling/BQA
· Pasture Management (Parts I and II)
· Farm Financial Management/Marketing
· End Product

Tentative Class Schedule
8/11/15 Introduction and Animal Handling, Kenny Sharpe
8/18/15 Pasture Agronomy, Dr. Ed Twidwell
8/25/15 Pasture Weeds, Dr. Ron Strahan
9/1/15 Animal Nutrition, Dr. Charles Hutchison
9/8/15 Animal Reproduction, Dr. Glen Gentry
9/15/15 Animal Breeding & Genetics, Dr. Gary Hay
9/22/15 Animal Health, Dr. Christine Navarre
9/29/15 Economics & Marketing, Dr. Ross Pruitt
10/6/15 End Product, Kenny Sharpe
10/13/15 BQA and Wrap-Up, Dr. Tim Page

Class Information
Tuition Cost: $125.00
Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm
Dates: August 11th - October 13th
Location: LSU AgCenter
Tangipahoa Parish Office
305 East Oak St., Amite, LA 70422
For more information: Whitney Wallace, LSU AgCenter, Tangipahoa Agent 
                                        985-748-9381 or wwallace@agcenter.lsu.edu

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