Focus on the beef industry with Lakeland’s new animal science major.
In the beef science major you’ll study both commercial and purebred cow/calf operations as well as feedlots. You’ll start at calving and go through the complete production cycle. You’ll finish with beef products – one of your courses is meat science.
Hands-on and student-led experiences are the bedrock of this program. You’ll grow both knowledge and skills related to:
  • herd health
  • nutrition
  • animal handling
  • finance
  • marketing
Your Student-Managed Farm (SMF) powered by New Holland choices include purebred, commercial or livestock research units. Or, you may choose a student-led practicum.
Through labs and student-managed opportunities you’ll have a thorough and practical understanding of the beef industry. You’ll be ready to start your career in any industry sector, or on your own farm or ranch.
The beef science major is one of 4 animal science technology majors.