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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 or Cobie Rutherford at 662-325-4344.

The annual MBCIA membership meeting is held in March on the evening before the spring bull  sale at Raymond, MS.


Spring 2018 Hinds and MBCIA Bull Sale

Thursday March 1, 2018 at 12:00 Noon
Hinds Community College Sales Facility, Raymond, MS
     AnnualMeeting and Supper on February 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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
  • Carcass Merit 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:

Dr. Rhonda Vann
Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station
(601) 857-5952
 
Ultrasound Guidelines Council
 

Past Sale Results

The Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association wrapped up its Spring Bull Sale on March 2, 2017 in conjunction with the Hinds Community College Bull Test Sale. The MBCIA Spring Sale featured 25 performance-backed bulls from breeders across the state. Thank you to all of the consignors and buyers for supporting the Spring 2017 Mississippi BCIA Bull Sale

The top-selling lot was MSU Onward C115, an Angus bull that sold for $3,050. C115, who sold as lot 38, was consigned by the Mississippi State University Beef Unit Other breeders marketing cattle in the MBCIA sale included GLB Farms, TPC Farm Property, Phil Slay Farms, Gary or Robbie Powell, McMillan Angus, Yankee Cutoff Angus Ranch, Thames Angus Farms, and Beane Cattle. Sale receipts on 25 bulls totaled $56,150 for a sale average price of $2,246.00.

 

All breeds

Angus

Charolais

Balancer

Hereford

Number of bulls sold

25

18

2

3

2

Gross receipts

$56,150

$40,850

$4,400

$6,100

$4,800

Average price

$2,246

$2,269

$2,200

$2,033

$2,400

High selling lot price

$3,050

$3,050

$2,250

$2,100

$3,000

 

 

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A Mississippi State University specialist stands before a room of seated meeting participants.
Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Green Industry, Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Other Vegetables, Nuts, Forages, Beef, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Swine February 26, 2018

Agricultural clients met with Mississippi State University personnel to discuss research and education needs during the annual Producer Advisory Council Meeting for the southwest region February 20.

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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.

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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.

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