The Master Cattleman Program, introduced in 2004, is a commodity-specific program to enhance the profitability of beef producers by equipping them with important beef cattle best management practices. It also allows participants further integration into farm management/marketing components related to beef production.
To be certified as a Master Cattleman, producers must complete a minimum of 30 hours of instruction from the Master Cattleman curriculum. The core curriculum consists of 3 hours from each of these disciplines:
The base cost of the program is $125.
Northwest - Lee Faulk - 318-927-3110
Northeast - Jason Holmes - 318-368-2999
Central - Vince Deshotel - 337-948-0561
Southwest - Guillermo Scaglia - 337-276-5527
Southeast - Kenny Sharpe - 225-686-3020
Classes are hosted around the state by local LSU AgCenter extension agents and livestock regional coordinators. Information for each region is listed below, with currently scheduled class information and registration forms for each. All producers are invited to participate, regardless of location. This list will be updated as new classes are scheduled and dates and times confirmed.
|REGION||DATES||PARISH/AREA||COUNTY AGENT/CONTACT||CONTACT INFO||SCHEDULE||REGISTRATION|
|Northwest||03/04/19-05/06/19||Winn Parish (Extension Office, 119 W Main St, Winnfield, LA)||Lee Faulk||318-927-2578||See registration form||2019 NW Master Cattleman Flyer Registration Form|
|Northeast||03/4/19-05/13/19||Jena, LA - LaSalle Parish Courthouse||Jason Holmes||318-368-9935||See registration form||2019 Jena Master Cattleman Reg Form|
2019 Jena Master Cattleman Syllabus
|Central||08/1/19-10/2/19||Avoyelles Parish (Extension Office, 8592 Hwy 1, Mansura, LA)||Vince Deshotel||337-948-0561||See registration form||2019 Central Region MCP Registration Form|
2019 Central Region Master Cattleman Letter
|Southwest||Fall 2019 (TBD)||Acadiana parishes||Stan Dutile/Andrew Granger||337-291-7090/337-898-4335|
|Southeast||03/05/19-05/07/19||Tangipahoa Parish (Extension Office, 305 East Oak Street, Amite, LA)||Dr. Gary Hay||985-748-5462||See registration form||2019 Florida Parishes MCP Application|