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Board of Directors

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2018-2019 MBCIA Officers

President
D.R. Bozeman                                

Vice President
 Tony Thames                       

Secretary
Cobie Rutherford                     

Treasurer
Brandi Karisch

Commercial Producers 
Parker Evans (Term expires 2019)
Josh Upton (Term exires 2020)
Shauna Melancon (Term expires 2021)

Purebred Producers 
Phil Slay (Term expires 2019)
Phillip Good (Term expires 2020)
Matt Karisch (Term expires 2021)
Gary Powell (Term expires 2021)

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

President of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association
Nancy Jackson

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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Publications

News

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Filed Under: Livestock, Beef September 21, 2018

Mississippi State University experts see a positive outlook for the state’s beef cattle industry, with prices at profitable levels and herd numbers up.

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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.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Choice Beef?

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

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Your Extension Experts

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Professor and Head
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Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef cattle production and nutrition