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 $150.
Northwest - Lee Faulk - 318-927-3110
Northeast - Jason Holmes - 318-368-2999
Central - Vince Deshotel - 337-948-0561
Southwest - Bradley Pousson - 337-824-1773 or Randi Toups - 985-446-1316
Southeast - Gary Hay - 985-748-5462
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||March 21 through May 23, 2022||VFW Hall, 1738 San Antonio Avenue, Many, LA 71449||Lee Faulk||318-927-2578||2022 Northwest_Master Cattleman_Flyerpdf||2022_Northwest_MasterCattleman_RegFormpdf|
|Northeast||March 7 through May 9, 2022||Ouachita Parish Extension Office Auditorium|
704 Cypress St.
West Monroe, LA
|Central||October 4 through December 6, 2022||Chauncey Pitre Barn-Multi Use Facility, 1204 Chauncey Pitre Rd., Ville Platte, LA. 70586||Vince Deshotel||337-948-0561||2022_Central Region_Ville Platte_Letterpdf||2022_Central Region_Ville Platte_Registration Formpdf|
|Southwest||July 13 through November 16, 2022||LSU AgCenter Fair Building, 115 Texas St. Raceland, LA.||Randi Toups||(985) 446-1316||2022 Lafourche Schedule and Registrationpdf||2022 Lafourche Schedule and Registrationpdf|
|Southeast||September 1 through November 3, 2022||West Feliciana Extension Office, 10032 W. Feliciana Pkway., St. Francisville, LA.||Dr. Donna Gentry||225-683-3101||MCP flyer WFelicianapdf||MCP Registration 2022pdf|
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