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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.

JANUARY MGCA MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 9th

 

THURSDAY, February 9th, 2023

RSVP By TUESDAY, February 7th at Noon

Please RSVP again so we can have a current updated count of attendees.

Membership meeting RSVP click here

January MGCA Membership Meeting Rescheduled
Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Stuckey Conference Center – UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment St, Griffin, GA

 

SPONSOR: Smith Farm Supply
PROGRAM:  Michael Carruth will be speaking on
“Soil Fertility and the Economics of Growing Beef with Grass”


DINNER:  Meal will be catered by Georgia Taco
Cost: $10.00 (14 and Older), $5.00 (7-13 Years old) Free (6 and under)
RSVP: Deadline to RSVP Noon, Tuesday, February 7 @ mgcaonline.com
Please let us know how many are coming so there will be plenty of food.

If you have trouble with the RSVP, contact Cynthia Douglas – mgcattleinfo@gmail.com

The Cattlewomen will have a meeting following dinner to plan upcoming events.
All ladies are invited to attend.

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February Lunch N Learn          I Heart Beef

The Upson Extension and Mid-GA Cattlewomen are teaming up to serve beef at the February Upson/Lamar Lunch N Learn. Come learn more about preparing beef. The attendees will be preparing beef dishes for lunch. It will be held on February 13th from 10:30-1:00 PM at the Upson Extension Office.  It is open to the first 20 to register. So, call the Upson Office @ 706-647-8989 and register. Cost is $10.

Support the West Central Georgia Show

The show committee is seeking sponsors for the West Central GA Show to be held January 28th. If you have sponsored in the past, you will receive the information in November. Interested sponsors can learn more about donating by contacting Will Godowns (770-624-4223) or Cynthia Douglas (770-550-1070 or douglasfarm@windstream.net). All sponsorships need to be turned in to Cynthia by December 30th.

Levels of sponsorship – AD for book –

  • Platinum – $100 and up
  • Gold – $75-$99
  • Silver – $50-$49
  • Other Donors and Sponsors – No ad and name listed (Any amount donated)

FORM and INFORMATION TO SPONSOR – New Sponsor invoices 23

ENTER THE WCG SHOW

FORM TO ENTER THE WEST CENTRAL GA SHOW- DEADLINE -To receive a WCG Show T-Shirt, you MUST send your entry form in, postmarked by January 11th, 2023 WCGShow@gmail.com

WCGA ENTRY FORM 2023

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Beef 101

Read the 2022 September-Oct Bull Sheet

BUGGY DAYS

Ribeye Steak Sandwiches

FREEDOM RODEO

Friday, August 19 and August 20, 2022

Thanks everyone that came out and supported our Ribeye Steak Sandwich booth and the Freedom Rodeo. Cattlemen and cattlewomen are used to having unexpected rains and keep on working.

May Beef Month Activities

It’s Bull Riding Time!

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BEEF AND BERRIES

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Beef and Memorial Day Celebration at Pike Depot

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BEEF FOR FATHER’S DAY

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MGCA Beef Farm Tour

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Thanks to Honeywood Farms, Walters Farms, and MidSouth Packers for hosting the MGCA Beef Tour. The hamburgers at Fox City Brewery in Forsyth, featuring Caldwell Farms Beef, were delicious. Thanks everyone that hosted, attended, and organized this event.

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2022 MGCA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient will be announced at the May meeting.

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Mid-Georgia Showmen Were Honored

The Mid-Georgia Show Team has worked hard to train and show their cattle this year. The MGCA and the WCG Show presented each member $200. 

Local showmen: Macey South – Upson County; Willow Waldrep – Monroe County; Lola Talton- Monroe County; Mabrey Wheeler – Upson County; Coleman Prince- Monroe County; Paislee Garmon – Upson County; Kylee Campbell – Lamar County.

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60th GCA Convention Highlights

MGCA President Bo Huddleston, Past MGCA President Will Godowns, and 2022 GCA President Rodney Hilley at the 60th Convention. James Vaughn was elected GCA Vice- President and Hailey Partain was appointed to the GCA Executive Board.

 

AWARDS
Danny Bentley – Top GCA Membership Recruiter
Hailey Partain – 2021 GCWA CattleWoman of the Year
Joseph Egloff – 2021 GCA Producer of the Year

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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 Partain,  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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