Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s News
MGCA Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays of January, March, May, July, September, November. Meetings start at 7:00 pm. Visit the MGCA Bull Sheet -President’s Report, MGCA Minutes, Convention Information, Steer and Heifer Show Highlights, Cattlemen and CattleWomen Upcoming Events, Educational articles, and more MGCA Information. Please patronize our ad sponsors.
Please RSVP for the meetings the Tuesday before the meeting. This will help in planning the meal for the meeting. Thanks!
Membership meeting RSVP click here
MAY MGCA MEMBERSHIP MEETING
RSVP DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 9th by Noon @ mgcaonline.com
Please let us know how many are attending, so there will be plenty of food for all attending.
If you RSVP on time, your name will go in a drawing for a Country Oaks Gift Certificate.
If you have trouble with the RSVP, contact Cynthia Douglas – firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership meeting RSVP click here
MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Rockin’ T Meadows at 791 Five Points RD, Milner, GA 30257
(Located off Hwy 18 near Honeywood Farms)
PROGRAM: Benefits of Besiege on Bermuda Stem Maggots and Army Worms
Wilson Faircloth, PH.D, Sygenta Agronomic Service Representative,
will be the speaker.
Come learn more about controlling Bermuda Stem Maggots and Army Worms.
SPONSORS: Country Oaks Farm and Home, Triangle Chemical, and Walters Farms
MEAL: Mama’s Kitchen will cater the meal. (Brisket, mashed potatoes, side and roll)
The Booker Family will provide the dessert and drinks.
COST: $10.00 (14 and over) $5.00 (7-13 years old) and free (6 and under)
May.June-BS-Website READ THE MAY-JUNE BULL SHEET
HONEYWOOD COMMERCIAL HEIFER SALE
Saturday, MAY 6, 2023 at 12:30 pm
Jackson Regional Stockyard
80+ Bred Heifers, Open Heifers, and Pairs
Heifers have been Ultra Sounded and will calve in Late September through November.
Cattle can be Viewed Friday, May 5 after 3:00 pm at the sale barn.
This is Honeywood’s Final Spring Sale.
Contacts: Clay Allen -770-468-9777 Barry Robinson – 256-453-6123
Bull Riding and Ribeye Steak Sandwiches
May 5-6 at Shadow Rock at 4690 Concord RD, Concord, GA
BEEF AND BERRIES
Come join us as we celebrate Beef and Berries!
There will be activities for the kids and educational exhibits. SSS will be selling strawberries. ice cream, slushes, beef and other items. The association will be selling SSS hamburgers to raise funds for the Cattlewomen’s youth projects. We hope to see you there!
Cattle Evaluation Program
We have our Cattle Evaluation Program coming up on May 18, 2023 starting at 5:30pm at the Upson County Livestock Sale Barn (2626 Yatesville Hwy, Thomaston, GA 30286).
Crystal Richburg, with USDA Agricultural Market Services, will be here educating us on how to evaluate live cattle. You will learn how to assess live cattle and what the USDA graders look for.
Price is $10 which will include informational materials and dinner.
Don’t forget to RSVP by 5/11/23 to the Upson Extension office, so we can have a headcount for the meal. (706)647-8989
Sponsored by Upson Extension and Upson County Livestock
Hailey Partain, Upson/Lamar ANR Extension
CATTLEMAX 101 Webinar
The Georgia Cattlewomen are Hosting a 1-hour webinar on May 23rd at 5:30pm.
Click the link to register. https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wgLbJ1uRSXaliKXJMGHv3A?fbclid=IwAR0owOtoGHHc-lNLarEu2BL9nps5neRjyiMH7Heon2mznZN0AgQFFQ1UkJU#/registration
Educating Our Youth
The MGCW have been busy visiting school to promote BEEF and Agriculture. These ladies explained where their hamburgers come from Farm to the Plate. They explained the many ways a cow helps them every day with the By-Products we get from a cow. These ladies represented the Georgia Cattlewomen and Georgia Beef Board at Heritage Elementary in Macon and Daughtry Elementary in Butts County. They visited with over 600 students and teachers at these events. A big thanks to Carla Smith, Janet Greuel and Cynthia Douglas.
February Lunch N Learn I Heart Beef
The Upson Extension and Mid-GA Cattlewomen are teamed up to serve beef at the February Upson/Lamar Lunch N Learn.
Read the 2022 September-Oct Bull Sheet
78th West Central Georgia Show
On January 28th, the Mid-Georgia members facilitated and sponsored the 78th West Central Georgia Show at Chestnut Oak Arena. The crowd cheered on 41 FFA and 4-H members as they exhibited 61 head of cattle. Randy Daniel of Partisover Ranch in Colbert, GA sorted through 13 steers and 48 heifers. With the gracious support of the sponsors, the exhibitors received premiums and awards totaling over $6000 in prizes.
A special “thank you” to the cattlemen, cattlewomen, agents, advisors, parents, and Pike Agribusiness Authority for helping make this event take place. The show committee appreciates all the businesses and members that made this show happen by you volunteering, contributing your resources, and donating to the show. The participants and spectators certainly enjoyed the food prepared by the cattlewomen and Coffee-A-GoGo.
Grand Champion Steer – Nolan Osborne – Perry FFA
Reserve Grand Champion Steer – Addison Fuchs – Perry FFA
Grand Champion Heifer – McKenzie Wright – Colquitt 4-H
Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – Kylee Campbell – Lamar 4-H
Best Mid-Georgia Grown Heifer – Kylee Campbell – Lamar 4-H
Mid-GA Producer – Cosper Farm, Griffin
Best Homegrown Registered Heifer – Ethan McMichaels – Jasper 4-H
Best Homegrown Commercial Heifer – Carson DeGraan – Gordon 4-H
Best Homegrown Steer – Henry Throne – Oglethorpe FFA
Shomanship winners -Rookie – Carson DeGraan – Gordon 4-H; Novice – Madeline Haines – Perry FFA; Junior – Nolan Osborne – Perry FFA; Senior – Merrick Avery – Perry FFA
Peewee Showmen – James Wheeler, Autumn Wheeler, and Ashtyn Wheeler