Story in Brief
The Georgia Master Cattleman program is a beef cattle producer education program developed jointly through the University of Georgia and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. The eight week course trains producers in beef cattle best management practices as well as a certification in Beef Quality Assurance. They learn best management practices in the fields of nutrition, forages, animal evaluation, reproduction, health management, parasite control and facilities. In post-test surveys in 2018 and 2019, the average participant score increased from 3.9 to 6.0 out of 8. The Georgia Master Cattleman Course has taught 647 producers or their employees since 2014.