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About Livestock Management and Merchandising

When you come to Butler, you are surrounded by the best - top livestock judging coaches, a winning livestock judging team and state-of-the-art facilities. By understanding livestock management, you understand the ins and outs of livestock operations.  

Whether you want to go into agricultural production or farm and ranch operations, you get a solid knowledge of how this industry works. This comprehensive major includes the design and operation of housing, feeding and processing facilities, regulations, logistics and marketing management.  You also learn grazing management, marketing and finance concepts and leadership skills.

The nine-year certification program prepares you for farm and ranch management positions and includes instruction in principles of agricultural production and farm and ranch operations. The two-year associate degree program offers you an opportunity to transfer to a four-year school and major in business or agriculture.