Interested in Beef Quality Grading?
The Upson/Lamar Extension offices will be hosting a Beef Quality Grading program on September 29, 2020 at 7pm via zoom.
Topics will include:
- What factors affect quality grades
- What the quality grades are
- How to estimate your own grades (based on meat judging tips)
**Keep in mind to officially promote a quality grade from your own carcasses a Certified USDA Grader must be involved**
Contact the UGA Upson County Extension Office for details and to RSVP for this program: (706)647-8989 email@example.com
ZOOM LINK FOR MEETING: https://zoom.us/j/94248914534
Plans for November Meeting will be announced later.
The MGCA Board needs you to nominate individuals, farms, or business for the 2020 MGCA Awards. Nominations need to be sent to Philip Hensley, Spalding County Agent, by October 8th. The Producers of the Year form is located on the Georgia Cattlemen’s website. (gabeef.org) A letter nominating someone or business is required for the MGCA Hall of Fame and Dr. O. E Sell Distinguished Service Award.
Refer to the September Bull Sheet for guidelines.
Use this form for MGCA and GCA Producer Award Form Producer_of_The_Year_Application_(2)
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.
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