Beginner Cattleman

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The LSU AgCenter's Beginner Cattleman Program is designed for cattleman with 10 years or less of experience raising beef cattle and for people interested in starting to raise beef cattle.

Participants will need access to a computer as this is a hybrid course featuring videos and 5 in-person workshops.

The next Beginner Cattleman Program will be held in 2025. To be placed on an interest list for the program, please email Ashley Edwards at

Workshops will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction, Cattle Handling, Facilities, and Equipment
  • Forages, Pasture Management, and Hay Production
  • Nutrition and Reproduction
  • Commercial Cow-Calf and Seedstock
  • Financial Management and Marketing

The cost of registration is $250.

For addition information on future classes, please contact Dr. Ashley Edwards at

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