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Please RSVP for the May Meeting by Monday, May 7, 2024. Thanks!

Membership meeting RSVP click here.

If you have trouble with the RSVP, contact Cynthia Douglas –


Second Thursday, May 9, 2024 – 7:00 pm

LOCATION: 2765 Hwy 341 South, Culloden GA 31016

(It is located on the right about 8miles from SunSouth John Deere.)

PROGRAM: “Body Scoring Your Cattle”

SPONSORS: Country Oaks Farm and Home; Lamar County Farm Bureau; Thompson Veterinary Services

MEAL: BBQ brisket and Baked Potato dinner catered by Mama’s Kitchen

COST: $10.00 (14 and over) $5.00 (7-13 years old and 6 and under free)

 RSVP DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 7th by Noon @

Please let us know how many are attending, so there will be plenty of food for all attending as the meal will be prepared ready to serve.  We don’t want to run out of meals.

If you RSVP on time, your name will go in a drawing for a Country Oaks Gift Certificate.

Make plans to come and learn more about how to improve your herd and enjoy gathering with other cattlemen and cattlewomen.

The cattlewomen will have a separate meeting to learn more about the Cattle Educational Trunk and you can learn more about using this great tool. 

Several of the January Bull Sheets are still lost in the mailing. We have contacted the USPS. 
They were mailed Dec. 28th.

The Bull Sheet is being delivered to some of the local post offices, so
hopefully they will get to you on time.

Here is a copy of the May/ June Bull Sheet  Final BS May WEB

COVER FOR May-June 2024 Issue   cover web site

Here is a copy of the March issue. Mar.April BS 2024 WEB



Saturday May 11, 2024 at Sweet South Strawberry Farm

11-3:00 pm        Location 701 W.Moores Crossing RD, Thomaston, GA 30286


Treat mom and the family to a day at Beef and Berries Day on Saturday, May 11 at Sweet South Strawberry Patch.

Come check out the educational exhibits, jump house, games, petting zoo and so much more. SSS Farm’s hamburgers will be cooked by MG Cattlemen and CattleWomen and there will be yummy ice cream, strawberries and more sweet treats.

The event is from 11-3 pm, but the patch is open from 10-6pm. If raining, we will have to postpone.






MGCA will be promoting Beef Month & selling hamburgers and Beef hotdogs. You are invited to come help promote Beef Month and enjoy this event.

Presented by the UGA Griffin Research and Education Garden

Saturday, MAY 18, 2024 – 11am-3pm

Free Entry – Bring the Family – Activities – Vendors – Food

129 W Ellis RD, Griffin, GA 30223




Come Learn More About Fences

Smith Farm Supply in Griffin invites you to take part in two fencing programs they have organized. If you plan to attend, you need to RSVP. If you have any questions, contact Nikki Holstead at the store or call 678-972-7111.

You are invited to the Meriwether County Cattlemen’s Meeting.

May 21, 2024 – 7PM at 450 Callaway Rd, Greenville, GA 30222

Pasture Management

Topics Covered:  

  • Wire types and which works best for different livestock.
  • Benefits of using electric fencing  
  •  What is covered under warranty. 
  • Gate quality

 Offerings booked at the event: 

  • 5% off wire and gates 
  • 10% off Accessories     
  • 5% off Fasco Stapler   
  • 5% off T-Post Driver

For any questions, please call (770)227-3356


Field Fence Demo Day

Sponsored by Smith Farm Supply

June 21, 2024 – 9am-2pm – 624 Cannafax RD, Barnesville, GA 30204

Topics Covered: 

  • H-Brace Construction
  • Wire Stretching
  • Vibratory Post Driving Demo
  • Gripple Splicing & Knot Tying


  • Pasture Management     
  • Georgia Cattlemen’s Association
  •  NRCS
  • Central Georgia Wildlife Control

Join Us for a Fish Fry Lunch –

RSVP by June 15 @ (706)817-9526 or

 CHECK OUT THE FLYERS Smith Fencing website



Join us as the members provide the consumers with

hamburgers and beef hotdogs.

Saturday, June 15th 11-2:00 pm

Country Oaks Farm and Home – Barnesville

Come help us promote Beef!



Check out the November/December Bull Sheet here.

Nov. Dec. 2023 Bull Sheet 



2023 Buggy Days was a great success! 

Thanks everyone that assisted with our fundraiser!




Thanks to the South Family for hosting our Summer Picnic! Attendees had the opportunity to tour the farm and learn about their farming operation. The association provided ribeye steak sandwiches for dinner. The strawberry ice cream and shortcake was a great treat.



Keck Farm Team Wins Third Place

The 2023 Top Hand Stockmanship and Stewardship Contest Series was coordinated by UGA and GCA. Georgia’s Top Hand Champions were “Coffee County Girls”. Reserve Champion Team was Chattooga County. Third place was Keck Farm. The Keck Farm Team is from Mid-Georgia, and they also won the competition in Athens to advance to the state contest.

This event was hosted by Rick King at Rocky Branch Arena in Monroe County.  The students demonstrated their abilities in working cattle. The teams delivered Caliber 7, Express FP 10, injectable dewormer, Synanthic oral dewormer, XP 820 Fly Tag, recorded weights for dosing dewormers and scanned EIDs into the TagMax app.
The GA Beef Commission and NCBA supported this event.

The team consisted of Luke Sappington, Gage Doerr, and Samuel Edwards from Lamar and Butts County.

Mid-Georgia Association is very proud of these young men and thanks Keck Farm for supporting them.


MGCA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED                             

The 2023 Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Memorial Scholarship recipient is Willow Waldrep from Forsyth.  Her parents are Bill and Sarah Waldrep from Monroe County.  Willow graduated from Mary Persons High School last month where she was very active in FFA, serving as an officer for two years and a delegate to the National FFA Convention, and other school clubs including student council.  Next school year she will be at UGA to major in animal science and ag business.

Willow was Mid-Georgia queen and participated in the West Central Georgia Steer and Heifer Show.  Her parents have been members of MGCA since 1999.  Willow is also the recipient of the Georgia Cattlewomen’s Association Scholarship for 2023.  Congratulations, Willow, times two!  We wish you much success in your college career.  Go Dawgs

Janet Greuel, MGCA and GCWA Scholarship Chair




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