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||Beginning March 10, 2020||LSU
AgCenter Sabine Parish |
Extension Office, 1125 W. Mississippi Ave. Many, LA
|Lee Faulk||318-927-2578||See registration form||2020 NW Master Cattleman Flyer Registration Form|
|Northeast||03/09/20 to 05/18/20||Scott Research & Extension Center, 212 Macon Ridge Rd, Winnsboro, LA||Jason Holmes||318-368-9935||See registration form||2020 Winnsboro Master Cattleman Registration Form|
|Southwest||04/30/20 to 07/02/20||Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter Extension Office,|
7101 Gulf Highway. Lake Charles, LA
|Bradley Pousson||337-905-1318||See registration form||2020 SW Master Cattleman Flyer|
2020 SW Master Cattleman PreRegistration Form
|Southeast||03/03/20 to 05/05/20||Tangipahoa Parish
Extension Office. 305 E. Oak St. Amite, LA||Dr. Gary Hay||985-748-5462||See registration form||Southeast Region 2020 MCP Application Form|