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Please RSVP for the July 9, 2024. Thanks!

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

July MGCA Picnic

Second Thursday, July 11, 2024

LOCATION:  South’s Cabin, SSS Farm, 813 W Moores Crossing Rd. Thomaston, GA 30286

Come enjoy an evening of fellowship. Bring your rod and bait if you want to fish. 

There will be a farm tour at 5:30. Please have your side dish or dessert at the cabin by 6:30.

Dinner will be at 7:00 pm.

MEAL: The Souths are providing hamburgers. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

 RSVP DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 9th by Noon @

Please let us know how many are attending, so there will be plenty of food for all attending.  We don’t want to run out of burgers.

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

Cover for July/August Bull Sheet



The Bull Sheet is being delivered to some of the local post offices, so hopefully they will get to you on time. If you live in the Bibb or Talbot County areas, it is taking a more 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

This was a great way to celebrate Beef and Strawberry Month in May.





Sponsored by Pike County Extension

The MGCA provided and cooked rib eye steak sandwiches for the workers and teachers at the Pike County Safety Day for 7th graders. Hailey Partain, Upson/Lamar Extension Agent, discussed the importance of transporting livestock safely.













UGA Griffin Spring Fest 

Several Members braved the rain and cooked hamburgers as a fundraiser.



MGCA and MGCW provided the customers with hamburgers and beef hotdogs.

Saturday, June 15th at Country Oaks Farm and Home – Barnesville





The MGCA Scholarship was awards to Macey South, daughter of Marcus and Neely South of Thomaston. She is a 2024 honor graduate of Upson-Lee High School and was dual enrolled at Gordon State College. She showed cattle for 8 years and won numerous awards with her cattle. She served as the Upson-Lee FFA President for 2 years. She has also worked at Thompson Veterinarian Clinic and on their farm. She plans to attend Fort Valley State University and study animal science this fall.  Macey has been assisting with MGCA events and helping promote the Beef Industry. The committee is very proud to present this junior member with the MGCA Scholarship. Congratulations, Macey South!

Janet Greuel, MGCA Scholarship Chair, announced the scholarship winner at the Upson-Lee FFA Awards Program.


And the WINNER is Logan Ellington!

Our MGCA Queen, Logan Ellington, won the 11th Grade showmanship class at the 2024 Junior Beef Futurity. The association is so proud of Logan and this great accomplishment. The buckle that she received was donated by the Georgia Cattlewomen’s Association.




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