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Board of Directors

MBCIA Officers

Danny Martin                                  

Vice President
 D.R. Bozeman                         

Cobie Rutherford                     

Brandi Karisch

Commercial Producers 
Peter Pattridge (Term expires 2018)
Parker Evans (Term expires 2019)
Josh Upton (Term exires 2020)

Purebred Producers 
Cody Glenn (Term expires 2018)
Tony Thames (Term expires 2018)
Phil Slay (Term expires 2019)
Phillip Good (Term expires 2020)

Executive Vice-President of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association
Andy Berry

President of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association
Tony Thames

Representative of the Animal and Dairy Sciences Department, Mississippi State University
Trent Smith

Extension Animal Scientist
Daniel Rivera

Area Extension Agent
Lance Newman

Representative from Hinds Bull Test Station
Kenny Banes

Representative from South Mississippi Gain on Forage Bull Testing Program
Richard Hay

Representative from the locations of BCIA sponsored sales
Rhonda Vann

Past Presidents of Mississippi BCIA



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Filed Under: Beef November 9, 2017

Producers of grass-fed beef cattle will learn the latest recommendations for producing high quality and profitable livestock.

Two black cows in pasture
Filed Under: Agricultural Economics, Beef September 8, 2017

The first shipment of U.S. beef to China in more than 13 years reached its destination in June, and Mississippi cattle producers are beginning to see modest rewards of new market access.

Current cattle prices in Mississippi are up from a year ago. Lightweight cattle are $1.67 per pound, while heavyweight feeder cattle are around $1.35 per pound. A year ago, lightweight cattle were $1.55 per pound, and heavyweight cattle were in the range of $1.17 per pound.

“The cattle market has exhibited strong demand through most of 2017 despite the increased supply of cattle in the U.S.,” said Josh Maples, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “Prices have generally decreased over the past month, which is due to a combination of seasonal factors and the increased supply.”

Filed Under: Beef August 7, 2017

LUCEDALE, Miss. -- Farmers can learn about free-range livestock rearing and pecan orchard practices during the Aug. 18 Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day.

Sweet Grass Pastures in Lucedale will host the event. Topics include raising pastured poultry, beef and pork using rotational grazing. Attendees will tour the farm’s pecan orchard, and farm owners will demonstrate how to set up a mobile chicken coop and mobile hog fencing.

Filed Under: Beef May 15, 2017

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Cattle producers in south Mississippi can learn about techniques to improve herd health and advancements in production systems during an upcoming field day in Raymond.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station are hosting the Beef Cattle Herd Health Field Day on June 16 at the MSU Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station. The station is located at 1676 Brown Loam Road. The field day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

Filed Under: Crops, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Beef, Beekeeping, Forestry, Seafood Economics March 3, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippi State University researchers and Extension Service agents heard suggestions from Coastal area agricultural producers and industry leaders about the research and education they need from the university in 2017.

The MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center Producer Advisory Council meeting was held on Feb. 28 in Biloxi. The annual meeting helps the university allocate time and resources to the most important issues facing Mississippi's agricultural producers and related industries.


Farmweek, Entire Show, July 24, 2015

Season 39 Show #03

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Farmweek, Entire Show, May 29, 2015

Show #3847

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
Choice Beef? May 24, 2015
The Food Factor

Choice Beef?

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:00pm


Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:00am
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 2:30am
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:00am
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 1:30am

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