AgCenter announces Advanced Master Cattleman classes

The LSU AgCenter will host a series of four Advanced Master Cattleman classes at the DeWitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria beginning in January.
“The program will provide in-depth discussions and presentations on various topics and will include hands-on work,” said AgCenter beef cattle researcher Guillermo Scaglia, adding that producers will have an opportunity to directly apply this knowledge to their ranch.
The classes are set for Jan. 10, March 13, April 17 and Sept. 11, 2020, and will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The AgCenter DeWitt Livestock Facility is located adjacent to LSUA off U.S. Highway 71.
Participants must be graduates of the LSU Master Cattleman Program, be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified and have a Louisiana pesticide applicator permit.
A registration of $200 covers materials and lunch each day. Participation is limited to the first 50 registered participants.
Participants can register online at
Classes will be taught by AgCenter experts and cover topics including bull selection, BQA, financial management, soil fertility, forage management and diet formulation.
Outdoor demonstrations and hands-on training will feature sprayer calibration, weed identification, grazing management and cow pelvic area measurement.
More information is available on the LSU AgCenter website at or by contacting Scaglia at or 337-276-5527.

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