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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.

What does it mean to be a Louisiana Master Cattleman?

  • Knowledge of sustainable practices in production, business management, marketing, and herd health
  • Successfully completed the curriculum for the Louisiana Master Cattleman program
  • Demonstrated comprehension as evidenced by passing quizzes associated with each area

What do I get for participating?

  • Information/education
  • Louisiana Master Cattleman curriculum
  • Master Cattleman farm gate sign
  • Beef Quality Assurance certification
  • Master Cattleman certificate

Program Requirements

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:

  • Animal Health
  • Nutrition
  • Reproduction
  • Breeding & Selection
  • Animal Handling
  • Beef Quality Assurance
  • Pasture Agronomy
  • Weed Management
  • Economics & Marketing
  • End Product

What does it cost?

The base cost of the program is $125.

Contacts for details in your region of Louisiana

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 DatesParish/Area County Agent/ContactContact InfoScheduleRegistration
NorthwestBeginning March 10, 2020
LSU AgCenter Sabine Parish
Extension Office, 1125 W. Mississippi Ave. Many, LA
Lee Faulk318-927-2578See registration form2020 NW Master Cattleman Flyer Registration Form
Northeast03/09/20 to 05/18/20Scott Research & Extension Center, 212 Macon Ridge Rd, Winnsboro, LAJason Holmes318-368-9935See registration form2020 Winnsboro Master Cattleman Registration Form

Vince Deshotel337-948-0561

Southwest04/30/20 to 07/02/20

Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter Extension Office,
7101 Gulf Highway. Lake Charles, LA

Bradley Pousson

See registration form2020 SW Master Cattleman Flyer
2020 SW Master Cattleman PreRegistration Form
Southeast03/03/20 to 05/05/20Tangipahoa Parish Extension Office. 305 E. Oak St. Amite, LA
Dr. Gary Hay985-748-5462See registration form
Southeast Region 2020 MCP Application Form

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