Master Cattle Producer
Master Cattle Producer Self-Study Training Online
NOTE: Program materials, videos, and webiste are currently in the process of being updated. No materials will be mailed until this tranistion is completed.
The Mississippi Master Cattle Producer Program is a comprehensive training in major beef cattle production topic areas. An Internet-based self-study version of the Mississippi Master Cattle Producer Program is available for online completion below. This self-study course is open to any producer interested in learning more at their own pace about improving production on their beef cattle operations.
- Beef Cattle Nutrition
- Forage Systems
- Beef Cattle Reproduction
- Breeding and Genetics
- Economics and Marketing
- Herd Health and Handling
- Beef End Product
- Beef Quality Assurance
The Internet-based training features streaming video of speakers and slides (MCP training videos). Slides with scripts (MCP training materials), reference publications, and certification exams (MCP certification exams) are available for online viewing or download.
Producers must successfully review all course materials and complete the exams for the eight training topics listed above to be eligible for Master Cattle Producer certification. Participants can view online training modules and download training materials free of charge. Participants within the United States completing the program also have the option to receive printed course materials, a metal farm sign (image above right), Master Cattle Producer cap, and certificate of completion for a course fee of $75.00. To enroll in the program fill out the form below or contact Mari Quinn at 662.325.3516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will resume Fall 2021
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