UGA Beef Team

Information and practical application from Georgia' beef industry

Master Cattlemen’s Program

Overview:

The Master Cattlemen’s Program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia’s beef producers.  University of Georgia Extension Agents work with industry experts to deliver classes on beef cattle topics such as nutrition, facilities, forages, economics, marketing, foreign animal diseases, agro-terrorism, general herd health, external parasites, reproduction, Beef Quality Assurance, sire selection, record keeping and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association goals.  The materials are intended to help Georgia beef producers be more profitable and sustainable. Participants meet one night a week for eight weeks.  Over the eight week period, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. The program is held in the fall and winter of each year, and rotate between the four regions of Georgia.

Upcoming Locations:

Fall 2015, NE Georgia – McDuffie County
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Winter 2016, SW Georgia – TBD

Fall 2016, NW Georgia – TBD

Schedule:

Date

Speaker Topic

September 10

Mr. Jason Duggin

Dr. Lawton Stewart

Dr. Jacob Segers

Welcome

Nutrition

Nutrition

September 17

Dr. Nancy HinkleDr. John Worley External ParasitesFacilities

September 24

Dr. Dennis Hancock Forages

October 1

Dr. Brent Credille Animal Diseases / Herd Health

October 8

Dr. Lee Jones Reproduction

October 15

Dr. John McKissick Economics and Marketing

October 22

Mr. Jary Douglas

Dr. Ronnie Silcox

Replacement Selection and Culling

Record Keeping

October 29

Ms. Carole Knight

Mr. Will Bentley

Mr. Jason Duggin

 Meats/Beef Quality AssuranceGeorgia Cattlemen’s Association

Wrap-up