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Beef Science




Degree Type/Duration

Degrees will often be for Animal Science with a beef concentration.

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Beef Science provides students with an understanding of science-based information to prepare them for a career in food production systems. Students will learn relationships between on-farm, packing and retail segments of animal production. Curriculum will blend live-cycle production and management with the science of reproduction, nutrition, and health.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, Genetics, Beef Science, Biology, Chemistry, Reproduction, Grazing & Pasture Management



Potential Career Paths


·       Animal Caretaker

·       Animal Welfare Specialist

·       Artificial Insemination Technician

·       Beef Farm Worker

·       Breeding Manager

·       Farm Manager

·       Feed Mill Manager

·       Feedlot Manager

·       Livestock Buyer

·       Livestock Grader

·       Livestock Loader

·       Penrider

·       Production Manager



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Animal handling experience

·       Livestock judging

·       Meat judging

·       Certified A.I.

·       Commercial Driver’s License

·       Internship or work experience related to animal agriculture

·       Veterinary school with proper pre-requisites

·       Other certifications and licensure available

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