4th Annual Maine
Cattlemen’s College — Virtual!
Hosted by University of Maine Cooperative
Extension and Maine Beef Producers
April 19 – May 3,
Registrants will be sent the link for all presentations. Presentations will
be open for viewing from April 19, 2021, through May 3, 2021. Links to
videos will be sent prior to April 19, 2021.
required. A $5 donation for the Maine Beef Producers Association Scholarship
Fund is optional. Donate here.
Cattlemen’s College will provide up-to-date information to Maine beef
cattle producers and allow Maine beef cattle producers an opportunity to
meet leaders in the industry and fellow producers to share ideas and
innovations. All proceeds to benefit the Maine Beef Producers Association
Join us for the 4th
Maine Cattlemen’s College online. This year, we have invited speakers from
Maine and beyond to present on important topics related to the beef cattle
Jeff Lehmkuhler, University of Kentucky: Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition
Kendall Samuelson, West Texas A&M University: The Importance of
Zach McFarlane, CalPoly University: The Importance of Selecting Quality
Kersbergen, University of Maine: Making Sure You Have Enough Forage
Rob Dumas, University of Maine: Grinding Beef for a High-quality Burger
(includes a cooking demo)
Colt Knight, University of Maine: Processing Yields and Processor
Coffin, University of Maine: Selling Beef in Maine
Juan Romero, University of Maine: Storing Wet Brewers Grain research
Beef Judging Class
In addition to the
invited speakers, we will be hosting an online youth beef judging class.
Youth Clubs and Individual youth members are encouraged to register and
participate in an online judging event where youth will place a class of
market steers and give reasons why they ranked the animals the way they
did. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top participants in both the Youth
Club and Youth Individual classes. Adults may participate for bragging
Pineland Natural Meat has generously agreed to match the cash prize awarded by the
Maine Beef Producers Association.
This year, Pine Ridge Acres in
Cumberland, Maine, has donated a Simmental/Angus Cross grass-fed calf to
auction off for the Maine Beef Producers Scholarship Fund. Details are on
the Maine Beef Producers
The Maine Beef
Producers Association will also be hosting a silent auction to benefit the
MBPA Youth Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit Youth Scholarship Fundraiser on
information, contact Melissa Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org or
If you need a
reasonable accommodation, please contact Melissa Babcock at email@example.com or
207.581.2788 by April 9. If requests are received after this date, we
may not have sufficient time to make the necessary arrangements.
to sign up for the 2021 Cattlemen's College.