USDA Cattle and Carcass Training Centers

In 2019, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) established three regional Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Centers (aka Cattle and Carcass Training Centers, or just Training Centers) in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Colorado State University, and West Texas A&M University.  The purpose of these Centers is to collaborate with industry and academia in providing educational and training opportunities to stakeholders interested in the official quality grading of feeder cattle, fed cattle, and beef carcasses in the United States. (Read the September 2019 Press Release)

In collaboration with these partners, AMS seeks to provide a variety of educational resources, events, and projects to support the beef industry’s knowledge and understanding of the cattle delivery system and the roles that producers, feeders, processors, and USDA play in bringing high quality American beef to market.

Partner Links

For more information, contact

Jodie Pitcock, LP-LPGMN Training Coordinator
USDA, AMS, Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division
Office: 816-676-7011
Jodie.Pitcock@usda.gov

Training Center Events

Fall 2020 Webinar Series: Cattle and Carcass Grading and the CME Delivery Process
November 17, 2020 – December 15, 2020 - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Resources and Recordings