Beef Cattle Management
Adam J. Conover
Department of Animal Science
474 Shaw Lane, Room 1250I
East Lansing, MI 48824
The Beef Cattle Management Program is designed to allow students the opportunity to specialize within a one year intensified program. It provides students greater knowledge and experience in the management of both cow/calf operations and feedlot segments. Students interested in gaining additional information for the family farm or seeking employment in the industry will benefit from this short program. The Program gives students the opportunity to take courses from faculty in the Department of Animal Science and work hands-on with one of the most notable purebred herds in the U.S. and the feedlot at MSU’s Beef Cattle Research Center.
A hands-on clerkship at the MSU Purebred Beef Cattle Center and MSU Beef Cattle Research Center is central to this Program. Students are required to become involved in the day-to-day management of these two working units. Students with all backgrounds in the beef cattle industry will benefit from the experience of learning how these facilities operate from knowledgeable managers.
For more information visit the Department of Animal Science.
You can download MSU_Inst_Beef_Cattle_final.pdf to learn more.
Requirements for Beef Cattle Management
|The student must complete 35 credits from the following:||CREDITS|
|1.||All of the following courses:|
|ANS||110||Introductory Animal Agriculture||4|
|ANS||122B||Beef Cow Calf Clerkship||2|
|ANS||203||Principles of Livestock Feeding||2|
|ANS||205||Reproduction in Livestock||2|
|ANS||222||Introductory Beef Cattle Management||3|
|AT||293||Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology||6|
|2.||Both of the following courses:|
|ABM||100||Decision-making in the Agri-Food System||3|
|ABM||130||Farm Management I||3|
|3.||Complete 7 credits of elective course work||7|