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Date(s) - 01/25/20
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Upson-Lee Ag Barn


75th West Central Georgia Show

Upson County’s first Fat Cattle Show was held in February

1946 at the East Thomaston Tabernacle. The Upson Beef

Cattle Association sponsored the show with the co-operation

of the Thomaston Kiwanis Club. The show featured 4-H club

calves and local herd bulls from prominent farms in Upson

County were on exhibit. The judge was Dr Milton P Jarnagin,

Head of Animal Husbandry at UGA. Harry Colquitt

captured Grand Champion and Joe Hendricks won Reserved

Champion. According to the quote in the March 1, 1946

Thomaston Times, “The success of Tuesday’s exhibition, in

the opinion on Association Member Frank Binford, will pave

the way to making Thomaston the center of cattle shows for

possibly fifteen counties in the future.”

This vision of the Upson Cattlemen has continued for 75

years and is now open to all 4-H and FFA members in

Georgia. The Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Association invites

everyone to join them on January 25, 2020 at the Upson-Lee

Ag Center in Thomaston. The program will begin at 11:15

that will highlight the history and past participants. The show

will begin at 12:00 pm.

Come celebrate the 75th show in Upson County and

support the show participants. Lunch will be available. If you

would like to donate to this show, please contact one of your

officers, directors, Extension Agents, FFA Advisors, Josh

Rabalais (478-954-7111) or Cynthia Douglas (770-550-1070)

by January 9th.