College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Maryland Beef Producer's Short-Course

Maryland Beef Producer's Short-Course Series

 The University of Maryland Department of Animal Science in partnership with University of Maryland Extension has designed this short-course series to provide producers educational information and hands-on training in several areas of beef production. Whether you're just thinking of starting your own beef production operation or have been in the industry for years, these series will have something for all.


Series II - Beef Cattle Reproduction

Reproductive efficiency has long been recognized as the most important aspect of commercial beef production. This one-day session will assist producers in improving their herd management and selection for reproductive performance which could significantly improve profit potential. 

Topic areas that will be covered include: Beef Genetics, Choosing the right bull for your program, Reproduction, Synchronization Protocols and Artificial Insemination, Calving

Series II Dates 

LocationDateApplication Deadline
Western Maryland - Washington County Ext. Office
Friday, May 10, 2019Friday, May 3, 2019
Eastern Shore - Queen Anne County -Wye AngusTuesday, October 1, 2019Monday, September 30, 2019
Northeast Maryland - Baltimore CountyFriday, October 4, 2019Monday, September 30 2019

Series I - Basic Beef Cattle Production 

This two-day introductory workshop covers many areas of the beef cattle industry in both a classroom and hands-on environment. The experience is designed as an introduction course for beginners, as well as a refresher for more experienced cattle producers.

Topic areas that will be covered include: Determining Daily Operating Costs and Budgets, Understanding EPD's, Animal Health and the Veterinary Feed Directive, Body Condition Scoring, Nutrition, Forage Sampling and Storage, Pasture Management and Paddock Development.

 Series I Dates

 Series I will NOT be offered again until 2020


Please contact Racheal Slattery, Beef and Dairy Coordinator at 301-405-1392 or via email with any questions or concerns.


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