Mid-Georgia Cattlemen News
March MGCA Membership Meeting
Pike County Cattlemen invite you to the March MGCA Membership Meeting to be held at Caldwell Farms in Concord.
DATE: March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
PROGRAM: Meat Science Defects
SPONSORS: Pike Depot Feed and Farm, Zebulon
Middle GA Water Systems Inc, Zebulon
LOCATION: Caldwell Farms and Goodman Grading
314 Cochran Road, Concord, GA
- From Hwy 18 take Flat Shoals RD approximately 2 mi. and turn right on Pedenville Rd. then continue for another 2 miles and turn left onto Cochran Rd.
- Look for Caldwell Farms and Goodman Grading entrance sign on the left. When the road forks at the main house, take the right fork to the shop behind the house.
MEAL: Brisket and the fixings
COST: $10.00 (14 and over)
$5.00 (7‐13 years old and 6 and under free)
Deadline to RSVP – March 9, 2021 at noon
RSVP on time and you might win a prize.
Please let us know how many are attending, so the directors can prepare plenty of food and seating for all attendees.
If you have trouble with your RSVP, contact your Extension Agent and ask for assistance.
Attention: A $1000 scholarship is available to graduating
seniors and college students who have graduated from the
Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Counties.
Deadline: April 1 @ 5:00 – Upson County Extension Office
A COMPLETE SET OF GUIDELINES AND FORMS:
2021 WEST CENTRAL GA
STEER AND HEIFER SHOW
The 76th show was held on January 23 at the Chestnut Oaks Arena. The show saw 42 exhibitors representing 22 FFA Chapters and 4-H Clubs throughout our state.
Cassidy Catrett from Luverne, AL, served as the judge, and she sorted through 25 market steers and 38 heifers.
Due to the gracious support of the sponsors, premiums and awards totaling over $5,500 was presented to the exhibitors. The Mid-Georgia Cattlemen hope you will help the association to continue supporting the youth who are so passionate about our industry.
A special “thank you” to the cattlemen, cattlewomen, agents, advisors, and Pike Agribusiness Authority for helping make this event take place.
January MGCA Meeting
January Meeting was hosted by Tara and Steven Green at Green Gates Farm and sponsored by Smith Farm Supply.
Cow Patty Bingo
The winner of the Cow Patty Bingo was Deborah Ruffin. Thanks to everyone that purchased or sold tickets and assisted with this event.
MGCA LADIES’ NIGHT
The MGCA November Meeting highlighted several members for their outstanding accomplishments and service to the organization. Congratulations to everyone that was honored that evening!
Award Recipients for the 2020 Year
MGCA Hall of Fame – Edwin Foshee, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Foshee (Edwin’s brother) excepted the plaque in memory of Edwin.
MGCA Producer of the Year
This year’s award was presented to Mountain Branch Cattle LLC owned by Bryan and Melinda Rooks.
Dr. O E Sell Service Award
This year’s service award was presented to Tracy Boyt for his dedication and service to the association.
MGCA 2021 Queen Announced
Our 2020 MGCA Queen, Trudy Peek crowned Willow Waldrep as our 2021 MGCA Queen. She was assisted by Katie Lane Estes.
A special “thank you” goes to Ag South Farm Credit of Thomaston for sponsoring our event. Our fundraiser was a success due to every one that donated “Moolah” and prizes. We raised $1985.00 that evening!
2020 MGCA Hay Contest Winners
Warm Season Perennial Grass Hay
1. LC Bittick
2. Brent Land & Cattle
3. Vern Sanders
Cool Season Perennial Grass Hay
1. B & B Farm Services
2. Temuir Farms
3. Ed English
Mixed Annual Grass or Other Hay
1. Whispering Rock Farm
2. Bohannon Farm
3. Wes Smith
1. Walters Farm
2. SSS Farms
3. Caldwell Farm and Land LLC
1. Walters Farm
2. Vern Sanders
MGCA sold Ribeye Sandwiches at the Upson County Livestock Sale on September 18th. There was a good turn out and it was a successful fundraiser.
Thanks to Upson County Livestock for allowing MGCA to provide the meal. Thank you to all that purchased and helped (Bo, Hailey, Glen, Cynthia, Charlsy and Will).
The board is planning other fundraisers. When the details are ready, the events will be posted on this site.
It’s Fair Time in Griffin
Come to the Spalding County Kiwanis Fair starting September 25th and check out the Mid-Georgia Cattlemen and CattleWomen’s Beef Booth. Thanks ladies for coordinating this booth!
Mid-Georgia for being recognized as the GCA Largest Multi-Chapter.
Charlsy Godowns and Will Godowns
September Zoom Meeting Recap:
The September MGCA Membership meeting was held through a Zoom Meeting. Thanks to Caitlin Jackson for organizing this meeting and Monroe County for being the host county. Jason Duggin, UGA Extension Specialist, presented a very informative program on Foot Care and Management. If you missed this program, Caitlin is planning to have Jason come present it again next year. This is a program all cattle producers need to see. _________________________________________________________________________
Did you miss the “Beef Quality Grading” zoom meeting?
If you missed this program, contact Hailey Robinson and she can assist you in seeing this presentation.
Contact the UGA Upson County Extension Office for details and to RSVP for this program: (706)647-8989 email@example.com
_____________________________________________________________________________UGA EXTENSION UPDATE
As meetings are limited, our UGA Extension is still available to assist you. They have created many ways to educate and assist you. Check with your local County Extension Agent for more info and sign up for their newsletters.
Lamar/Upson Extension Agent, Hailey Robinson, invites you to check out theses agriculture videos and newsletter for more educational information.
Pastures and Forages Educational Resources https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/upson/agriculture-and-natural-resources/pastures-and-forages-educational-resources.html
See the News Section for the latest Legislative Updates
WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA STEER AND HEIFER SHOW