certified as a “Master Cattleman”, producers must complete a minimum of 28
hours of instruction from the Master Cattleman curriculum plus a final evaluation. The core curriculum consists of 4
hours from each of the following areas:
Business planning and management
Marketing and risk management
Nutrition and management
Quality assurance and animal health
Genetics and reproduction (stocker-only producers may opt out of this section and choose additional hours from other areas)
Additional hours of elective topics are required to meet credit
Electives are additional hours from any chapters for 28 hours total instruction or completion of a project not previously undertaken, such as forage or soil testing, breeding
soundness examination, financial plan developed with the assistance of Extension IFMAPS personnel, host a demonstration, etc.
Selected chapters are considered core to the curriculum. A table provides details on core requirements and electives.