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Sustainable Livestock Production

Explore the interconnected processes of animal agriculture, grazing systems and the environment for ag business, conservation and more.

Sustainable Livestock Production – B.S. in Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems, Sustainable Livestock Production Emphasis

Students in the Sustainable Livestock Production program at Montana State focus on the relationship between animal agriculture, its continued presence in sustainable grazing systems and its potential role in sustainable farming. Sustainable Livestock Production students learn about the science of animal production within the context of sustainability, from the methods that impact the production, process and preservation of meat to the role of strategic grazing in landscape management, among other subjects.

The Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems major offers three additional Option Within the Major: Agroecology, Sustainable Crop Production and Sustainable Food Systems.



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Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Sustainable Livestock Production students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Ranch Management
  • Livestock Production
  • Livestock Marketing
  • Livestock Breeding
  • Agricultural Extension Management

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.