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.
For more information, contact
Jodie Pitcock, LP Training Coordinator
Livestock and Poultry Programs
Training Center Events
none at this time.
Resources and Recordings
- Fall 2021 Webinar Series: Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) Formula Transactions and Net Price Distribution of Fed Cattle
- Spring 2021 Webinar Series: USDA Livestock Mandatory Reporting - Live Cattle and Boxed Beef Reports
- Fall 2020 Webinar Series: Cattle and Carcass Grading and the CME Delivery Process