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Sorry this program was held last year. Stay tuned for 2018 program.

1st Annual Maine Cattlemen’s College

herd of beef cattle in pasture

November 17-18, 2017
Wells Conference Center
University of Maine
Orono, Maine

Sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Beef Producers, and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

The Maine 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 Maine Beef Producers Association Scholarship Fund. Who should attend: Beef cattle producers and farmers interested in keeping beef animals.


  • November 17, Prime Rib Dinner: 35$ per person. Please RSVP by November 10 to Melissa Libby at 207.581.2788 or Minimum number of registrants: 15.
  • November 18, Cattlemen’s College: 25$ for Member of MBPA/MOFGA or 35$ for non-members. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided.

Register online


Lodging is available at a reduced rate ($92) at the University Inn in Orono, Maine; use group code: MBPA.


  • Friday, November 17 (Conference Room 3)

    • 5:30 PM — Doors open; Cash bar
    • 6:00 PM — Prime rib dinner and social mixer with cash bar
  • Saturday, November 18 (Conference Rooms 1 & 3)

    • 7:30 AM — Doors open and Trade Show setup
    • 8:30 AM — Registration, Silent Auction opens, and Breakfast (with Maine blueberry muffins)
    • 9:00 AM — Welcoming Remarks
    • 9:15 AM — Presentation: USDA-FSIS Inspection Process and Food Sovereignty Law, Clinton Giustra
    • 10:00 AM — Mineral Presentation, Dr. Wes Hornback, Cattle Technical Specialist, Purina Mills, LLC University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • 10:50 AM — Break (snacks available)
    • 11:00 AM — University of Maine Animal Health Lab, Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner
    • 11:15 AM — Beef Cattle Handling and Facility Design, Dr. Colt W. Knight
    • Noon — Steak Buffet
    • 1:00 PM — Maine Beef Producers Update, Kevin Woltemath
    • 1:15 PM — Winter Forage Utilization, Dr. Gary Anderson
    • 2:00 PM — Additional questions
    • 2:15 PM — Closing remarks
    • 2:30 PM — Annpunce results of Silent Auction and Door Prize giveaway
    • 3:00 PM — Conclude 1st Annual Maine Cattlemen’s College


For more information, contact Colt Knight at 207.581.2953 or 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Colt Knight at 207.581.2953 or 800.287.0274 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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