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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.

The Master Cattle Producer program consists of training modules in eight beef cattle production subject areas. Beef cattle producers enrolled in the Master Cattle Producer program will complete about 20-24 hours of training which includes the following:
  1. Beef Cattle Nutrition 
  2. Forage Systems
  3. Beef Cattle Reproduction
  4. Breeding and Genetics
  5. Economics and Marketing
  6. Herd Health and Handling
  7. Beef End Product
  8. 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 m.quinn@msstate.edu.

Registration will resume Fall 2021

 

 

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Publications

Publication Number: P2629
Publication Number: P2558
Publication Number: P2519
Publication Number: P2564

News

Beef brisket.
Filed Under: Beef, Beef Publications, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness May 20, 2022

Beef is an excellent choice to include in a balanced diet. About half of the recommended daily value of protein is in a 3-ounce serving of beef! 

If you’re like me, you probably don’t know the characteristics of each cut of beef. When you’re at the grocery store, you just make the best guess you can and move on with your food shopping.  

Filed Under: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Other Vegetables, Livestock, Beef, Beekeeping, Goats and Sheep, Poultry, Forestry, Marine Resources April 14, 2022

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Agricultural producers and industry professionals met with Mississippi State University personnel in the coastal region to discuss research and education priorities at the 2022 Producer Advisory Council meeting. The annual event aims to help clients improve their productivity. Attendees gathered in small commodity groups at each event to share their ideas with agents, researchers and specialists with the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Frozen food at shelves in cold warehouse
Filed Under: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Beef, Local Food System Economies March 24, 2022

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Two years have passed since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the U.S., but problems the virus caused in the country’s grocery supply chain could remain well into 2022, which will likely mean higher beef prices for consumers.

Josh Maples, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said labor reductions caused beef shortages, which have increased the price of this commodity across the country.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Beef, Poultry March 21, 2022

RALEIGH, Miss. – Beef and poultry producers across Mississippi will have an opportunity to get up to speed on the latest issues facing their industries and see new products and equipment on April 14.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Fruit, Beef, Beekeeping, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Vegetable Gardens, Forestry, Wildlife March 4, 2022

Central Mississippi agricultural producers and industry professionals met with Mississippi State University personnel to discuss research and education priorities at the 2022 Producer Advisory Council meeting on Feb. 23 in Raymond. The annual event is aimed at helping clients improve their productivity. Attendees gathered in small commodity groups to share their ideas with agents, researchers and specialists with the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Success Stories

A man sits behind the steering wheel of a car parked in a cow pasture filled with cows.
Beef
Volume 2 Number 2

Extension continues assisting one of Mississippi’s most successful beef producers

Beef cattle producer Jacob “Jake” Megehee identifies cattle producers’ needs and publicizes them at the highest levels. Elected officials and fellow cattlemen all over the country respect his personal success raising and selling beef cattle through Megehee Cattle Company.

A snowy field behind a wire fence filled with cattle.
Agriculture, Livestock, Beef
Volume 7 Number 1

Brahman cattle at South Farm, formally known as H.H. Leveck Animal Research Center at Mississippi State University, enjoyed a snowy morning when most of Mississippi saw snowflakes on January 11, 2021.

 

A man and woman stand next to a crate stacked with boxes of sweet potatoes.
Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Sweet Potatoes, Farming, Livestock, Beef, Equine, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

Vardaman producer named Farmer of the Year

When Joe Edmondson surveys his farming operation at Topashaw Farms, he thinks about his more than 40 full-time employees and the hundreds of seasonal workers who work the acres.

A man wearing a cowboy hat sits on an ATV in front of cows.
Agriculture, Livestock, Beef, Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program TCALP, Current Class, Community
Volume 6 Number 1

See what is new in Extension... Extension partners to promote beef quality assurance program, Extension recognized in Gulf Guardian Award Project, First Ag leadership class graduates, and Extension supports residents participating in U.S. Census 2020.

Ted and Janet Parker.
Agriculture, Livestock, Beef
Volume 5 Number 3

For the first 15 years of their marriage, Ted and Janet Parker lived off of one income. She made the living, and nearly every penny he made as a beef cattle farmer went right back into growing their farm.

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Choice Beef?

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

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Portrait of Dr. Brandi Bourg Karisch
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management, Health

Your Extension Experts

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Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management, Health
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