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Board of Directors

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2020-2021 MBCIA Officers

President
Tony Thames                               

Vice President
Danny Martin                       

Secretary
Rhonda Vann                   

Treasurer
Brandi Karisch

Commercial Producers 
Shauna Melancon (Term expires 2021)
Danny Martin (Term expires 2022)
Ben Washburn (Term expires 2023)

Purebred Producers 
Matt Karisch (Term expires 2021)
Gary Powell (Term expires 2021)
Warner McBride (Term expires 2022)
David Knighton (Term expires 2023)

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

President of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association
Clint Ladner

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

Extension Animal Scientist
Daniel Rivera

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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News

Filed Under: Agriculture, Livestock, Beef September 20, 2021

Mississippi beef producers are invited to attend the 2021 North Mississippi Beef Expo on Oct. 21 and 22. Topics include beef genetics, mineral supplementation, cattle market updates, beef cattle herd health and research updates from the MSU Prairie Research Unit.

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Beef April 30, 2021

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi’s beef cattle herd size and farm inventory have not changed much in the last three years, but changes are taking place elsewhere in the industry.

The most recent count from the MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine lists 920,000 head of cattle on 15,980 farms as of 2020. In 2018, the state had a head count of 930,000 on about the same number of farms.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Catfish, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Specialty Crop Production, Coronavirus September 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept applications for assistance from agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.Sign-up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 -- CFAP 2 -- begins Sept. 21 and runs through Dec. 11, 2020. The program is open to producers of row crops, livestock, aquaculture, dairy and specialty crop commodities.

Filed Under: Beef September 14, 2020

 

Beef and potato kabobs on a stainless steel platter
Filed Under: Beef, Food and Health, Food August 18, 2020

Grilled kabobs just shout summertime! The best part about kabobs is getting to choose your favorite vegetables to include. This traditional take on kabobs includes potatoes and zucchini. But you could easily add other veggies, including mushrooms or peppers.

You may be thinking, “Potatoes?! I’ll burn up my steak before the potatoes are done!” Never fear! You will microwave the potatoes before grilling to be sure they’re properly cooked!

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Assoc Extension/Research Prof
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Assoc Extension/Research Prof
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