Bull and Heifer Sale
MBCIA Bull and Heifer Sale Program
The Fall BCIA Bull and Miss Premium Heifer Sale is held in November each year. The Spring BCIA Bull Sale is held on the first Thursday in March in conjunction with the Hinds Community College Bull Test Sale. Mississippi BCIA continues to offer high quality beef cattle genetics through its annual BCIA Bull Sales. These bulls have passed breeding soundness exams and met minimum growth, scrotal circumference, and data reporting requirements. For more information, please contact Brandi Karisch at 662-325-7465.
Fall 2021 MBCIA Bull and Heifer Sale
BCIA Bull Designations
BCIA Bull Sale Designations
Eligible bulls in the BCIA Bull Sales will receive designations based on meeting or exceeding EPD requirements in the following categories:
- Balanced Bulls
- Terminal Bulls
- Calving Ease Bulls
More information on these guidelines are found here: Bull Designations Guidelines
Designations for theses categories (with the exception of Carcass Merit) follow the guidelines of the Tennessee Agricultural Enchancement Program found here TAEP.
For information on centralized ultrasound scanning of Mississippi cattle contact:
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.
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.
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.
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!