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The WCG Show will take place at Chestnut Oaks Arena starting at 12:00 Noon in Pike County off Hwy 19:
943 Sandefur Road
Meansville, GA 30256
We believe that this will allow us to provide a safer environment and the association can still support the youth livestock program this year. We are in the process of obtaining a food truck to come in for this event. The association will not be serving their usual meal. 
The association “Thanks” everyone that has help sponsor or organize this event. It means a lot to our youth that they have the backing from our community, members, and association.
Here are the details from our chairman that was sent to exhibitors:
Good morning!
I have important information regarding the up-coming West Central Georgia Show scheduled for next Saturday in Thomaston. Last night our committee met and decided to move the location of the show from the Upson-Lee Agri-Center in Thomaston to the Chestnut Oaks Arena in southern Pike County. This decision was made for the safety of all people in attendance. The rising COVID numbers in Upson and surrounding counties and the close quarters of the school facility led us to this decision. Chestnut Oaks is conveniently located on US 19, and is only 10 miles north of our usual location. 
The address to Chestnut Oaks Arena is: 
943 Sandefur Road
Meansville, GA 30256
Check out their Facebook page and the video below of the facility. 
There will be limited wash stations for the show. I would be prepared to blow and go. There are a few gravel RV sites with board fence at them that we will utilize as wash racks. There will not be a Friday evening check-in. Check-in will be from 8-10 on Saturday morning in the arena. As always you may bed and tie at your trailer, but there will be plenty of room for cattle to be tied under the arena along the exterior panels. We do ask that no straw or shavings beds be made inside the arena if you do decide to tie there. The arena floor is red river sand. There will also be ample of room for chutes in the section of the arena not being utilized for the show. Bring a generator if you need power. We request that all people in attendance wear a mask and follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines, and we will require that all exhibitors wear a mask in the show ring. Concessions will not be available. Come prepared with your own lunch or plan to send someone down to Thomaston (10 minutes) or up to Zebulon (7 minutes) to grab some lunch. 
If these changes will affect your attendance, please let us know as soon as possible that you will not be attending. 
We look forward to hosting the 76th show and giving out great premiums to you for your hard work during this very challenging show season. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me via email or phone. My cell number is 478-954-7111.
We look forward to seeing you next Saturday, the 23rd!
Josh A. Rabalais

Next meeting will be planned for Pike County  in March.

Membership meeting RSVP click here 

  If you have trouble, contact your Extension Agent and ask for assistance.

Thanks for helping us make sure there is an accurate head count.


January MGCA Meeting

January Meeting was hosted by Tara and Steven Green at Green Gates Farm. 
Our program and meeting was sponsored by Smith Farm Supply of Griffin. Stop by their store and patronize them and tell them “thank you” for their support.


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.




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


Congratulations to
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         

_____________________________________________________________________________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

Agricultural Videos



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