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Master Cattleman: Western Edition

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An educational program offering tools for the Western rancher.

“That was very interesting information,

but I am not sure if it will work on my place,

and I am not sure how to make that determination.”

The Master Cattleman program is designed to provide information on production strategies to producers and, more importantly, the program is designed to help producers make individual decisions on each of the production practices presented.

The program will start with two sessions focused on tools for making decisions. The first session will help producers analyze their goals and their individual risk tolerances. The second session will focus on enterprise analysis. We will provide producers with information on how and what to analyze to determine if an enterprise will be financially successful.

After the tools sessions, the program will focus on production strategy sessions. The current proposal is for six sessions focused on various potential strategies.

The key to the success of the program is, at the end of each of the production strategy sessions, we will work through an example using the tools from earlier sessions. Each strategy will be analyzed for its potential from a goals/risk perspective and financial “what if” analysis. The goal is not only to help producers determine if the production strategies we present will work, but also help producers better make that determination at other meetings and seminars they may attend.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 14:44
 

Agenda

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Section 1 – The Tools

Class 1 - Goal development/risk management

Class 2 - Enterprise analysis

Section 2 – Production Strategies

Class 3 – Cull cow management

Class 4 – Retained ownership

Class 5 – Alternative calving dates

Class 6 – Bull buying

Class 7 – Niche market production – Natural/organic

Class 8 – Animal ID – Management strategies, not mandatory regulations, for utilizing animal identification

Section 3 – Wrap up and Dinner

Graduation – Dinner

Each class represents a two- to three-hour block of education. A minimum of six classes must be attended to receive a graduation certificate.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:14
 

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The Master Cattleman program is designed to provide information on production strategies to producers and, more importantly, the program is designed to help producers make individual decisions on each of the production practices presented.

How a producer copes with risk often defines their level of success. This program helps producers define individual risks and select management practices that match their risk preferences.

This program represents a significant time commitment on part of the participants, but the value of the information will be well worth the investment in time.

Participants receive a copy of the Western Beef Resource Committee’s Cow-Calf Management Guide – Cattle Producer’s Library, instructional material, a producer certificate and a notebook with the Master Cattleman logo. The program costs $75. The fee is to partially cover the costs of the course materials.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:14
 

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