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Master’s of Applied Science in Beef Cattle Production

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The Beef Cattle Production specialization is part of the Master of Applied Science degree program and is designed to offer students with an interest in beef cattle the opportunity to become more familiar with nutrition, meat science, genetics and growth topics. Beef and beef cattle related jobs are vital to Nebraska and the entire U.S. Throughout the U.S., there are 32.6 million beef cows and 26.2 million cattle fed out each year. Beef production accounts for approximately 41% of the total economic impact in the U.S. from all livestock and poultry.

Choose this program because:

  • You are passionate about agricultural sciences or life sciences.
  • You wish to distinguish yourself in the workforce with an advanced degree.

Career Outlook: Throughout the world there is a growing demand for beef, which in turn increases job development related to beef production. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs associated with Veterinary Medicine will experience a 36% growth in the next 10 years and jobs associated with Agricultural and Food Sciences will experience a 10% steady growth over the next 10 years.

Graduates of the Master of Applied Science with specialization in Beef Cattle Production may find careers in a multitude of areas, including:

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
  • Technical Support for Livestock Feed and Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

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