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MGCA Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays of January, March, May, July, September, November.

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RIBEYE STEAK SANDWICH

BUGGY DAYS

The Chamber of Commerce announced that Buggy Days will be held on Sept 18 and 19. There will not be a parade or kiddie rides . 

So, the MGCA Cattlemen and CattleWomen will be cooking ribeye steaks at their booth.  Yes, we need all the help we can get. First, we need volunteers to serve, cook, and setup/take down the booth. Donations are listed below.

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE! 

Please volunteer to assist with our MGCA Fundraiser at Buggy Days.  You can sign up to help or donate items at the following site.  You can also sign-up on the volunteer sheet at

Buggy Day Sign-Up – Google Sheets

Friday Evening at 7:00 – Setting up  at our same space in the food court.  Saturday – 9:00 till 6:00.                                                                                              Sunday – 10:00 to 5:00.

Please bring the water the night before after 7, to the booth during the day of the event, or drop off at Country Oaks Farm and Home in Barnesville before Friday afternoon. If you have any questions, contact Cynthia Douglas (770-550-1070) 

Items needed – Water – 30 gallon jugs and cases of 16 oz bottles                       

Bottles of A-1 and 57 Sauces               Thanks!  

Buggy Days Donations – Google Forms

MID-GEORGIA SHOWMANSHIP CLINIC

The Mid-Georgia Cattlemen and Upson-Lee FFA Alumni are coordinating a showmanship and grooming clinic for our Mid-GA Showmen. The clinic will be conducted by Holly and Todd Alford. Exhibitors are to bring their calves. Parents and youth that are interested in learning more about showing cattle are invited to attend.

Location – Upson-Lee AG Barn 

October 2, 2021 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

RSVP – JOSH RABALAIS – 478-954-7111

MGCA SUPPORTING OUR JUNIORS!

2021 MGCA Scholarship Recipient

The 2021 MGCA Scholarship was announced at the May meeting. The recipient  is Elizabeth Ward of Pike County. She plans to attend Georgia and major in Consumer Economics. She has been an active FFA member at Pike County High. She has served as an intern at the Pike County Extension Office. Congratulations Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Ward and Vice-President Bo Huddleston

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SEPTEMBER MGCA MEETING

Please RSVP by September 8, 2021

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 The May MGCA Membership Meeting was held at

Rolling R Ranch in Barnesville on MAY 13 

PROGRAM: Justin Hand, Tift County Extension Agent, presented the program about “Taking the Guesswork out of Replacement Heifer Selection”.

A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” TO OUR SPONSORS:  Country Oaks Farm and Home, Barnesville; Farm Supply True Value, Barnesville; Thompson Veterinarian Service, Barnesville; and Host – Rolling R Ranch and Venue 

PROMOTING BEEF MONTH

At the May meeting, the CattleWomen provided a Beef Month photo booth. 

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MAY BULL SHEET 

Click on this link to access the latest Bull Sheet Issue.

MAY JUNE BS 2021_20210510_0001

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CATTLEWOMEN’S

REGION II VIRTUAL MEETING

Georgia Cattlewomen’s Association
Hello!! Please join us on National Hamburger Day, May 28, 2021 for our Annual ANCW Region II VIRTUAL Meeting graciously hosted by the Amazing Georgia CattleWomen Association! This will be a wonderful opportunity for Networking, Updates and Information and a Special Treat of a VIRTUAL TOUR ACROSS GEORGIA’S HEARTLAND!
Please don’t miss out and join us at :
https://www.eventbrite.com/…/region-ii-virtual-meeting…
Please email georgiacattlewomen@gmail.com with any questions.
CLICK HERE FOR FLYER AND INFO TO REGISTER:
<a href=”http://mgcaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/REGION-II-MEETING.pdf”>REGION II MEETING</a>

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2021 Meeting Sponsors

Thanks for your sponsorship and hosting the meeting.
January Meeting was hosted by Tara and Steven Green at Green Gates Farm and sponsored by Smith Farm Supply.
March Meeting was hosted by Caldwell Farm in Concord. Sponsors were Pike Depot and Mid-GA Water Systems, LLC Zebulon.

May Meeting was hosted by Rolling R Ranch Venue and sponsored by  Country Oaks Farm and Home, Barnesville; Farm Supply True Value, Barnesville;  and Thompson Veterinarian Service, Barnesville 

We encourage our members to patronize these business and “THANK” them for their sponsorship.

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Drought

Access the below link and input information about drought conditions in the Mid-GA Cattlemen’s area.  The information will assist in getting an accurate drought category listed for the Mid-GA area.

Drought Condition Monitoring Observations and Reports 2021 (arcgis.com)

Below is the Georgia Drought Monitor

https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?GA

 

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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.

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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.

   

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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.

 

THANK YOU

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
Grass Baleage
                1. Walters Farm
                2. SSS Farms
                3. Caldwell Farm and Land LLC
Legume Baleage
               1. Walters Farm
               2. Vern Sanders

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Fundraiser

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.

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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!

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Congratulations to
Mid-Georgia for being recognized as the GCA Largest Multi-Chapter.
Charlsy Godowns and Will Godowns
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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                upson.extension@uga.edu   

_____________________________________________________________________________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

Agricultural Videos https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/upson/agriculture-and-natural-resources/agricultural-videos.htmlideos.html

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