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4th Annual Maine Cattlemen’s College


April 19 – May 3, 2021

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 the Maine Beef Producers Association, Scholarship Fund.

The Maine Beef Producer’s Association will also be hosting a silent auction to benefit the MBPA Youth Scholarship fund. For more information, visit Youth Scholarship Fundraiser.
More information to come.

Registration is required – Registrants will be sent the link for all presentations.

Note: If registering more than one person, please register yourself, click Enroll, and then use the “Continue Shopping” option in your cart to add additional participants.

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Youth Group Affiliation for those signed up for judging contest.

Program Description

This year, we have invited speakers from all over the country to present on important topics related to the beef cattle industry.

  • Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, University of Kentucky, Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition
  • Dr. Kendall Samuelson, West Texas A&M University, The Importance of Preconditioning Calves
  • Dr. Zach Macfarlane, CalPoly University, The Importance of Selecting Quality Bulls
  • Rick Kersbergen, University of Maine, Making Sure You Have Enough Forage
  • Chef Rob Dumas, University of Maine, Grinding Beef for a High-quality Burger (includes a cooking demo)
  • Dr. Colt Knight, University of Maine, Processing Yields and Processor Expectations
  • Donna Coffin, University of Maine, Selling Beef in Maine
  • Dr. Juan Romero, University of Maine Storing Wet Brewers Grain research project results

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 why 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 rights only.

Additional information and agenda can be found on the website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Melissa Babcock at or 207.581.2788 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.

Program Details


April 19 – May 3, 2021



Contact Email

Contact Phone

207.581.2953 or 800.287.0274 (Maine only)

Contact Name

Colt Knight, Extension Staff


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