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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. ___________________________________                                         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. __________________________________________________ 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 ______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 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. __________________________________________________________________________ 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 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