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Mississippi Livestock Producers - Do your part to protect the health of Mississippi’s livestock herds.

It is very important that Mississippi livestock producers move forward as an industry to safeguard the health of our herds. The danger of a contagious disease outbreak in the national cow herd, whether by natural occurrence or terrorist attack, makes it imperative that the location of producers and their herds be readily available to animal health officials. Producer cooperation is essential for rapid disease response in the instance of a contagious disease outbreak. In the event of an animal health emergency, basic producer contact information will be used to rapidly respond to the emergency to protect your animals and Mississippi’s livestock industries through the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.

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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.

A field with four black cows.
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!

Success Stories

A man sits behind the steering wheel of a car parked in a cow pasture filled with cows.
Beef
Volume 2 Number 2

Extension continues assisting one of Mississippi’s most successful beef producers

Beef cattle producer Jacob “Jake” Megehee identifies cattle producers’ needs and publicizes them at the highest levels. Elected officials and fellow cattlemen all over the country respect his personal success raising and selling beef cattle through Megehee Cattle Company.

A snowy field behind a wire fence filled with cattle.
Agriculture, Livestock, Beef
Volume 7 Number 1

Brahman cattle at South Farm, formally known as H.H. Leveck Animal Research Center at Mississippi State University, enjoyed a snowy morning when most of Mississippi saw snowflakes on January 11, 2021.

 

A man and woman stand next to a crate stacked with boxes of sweet potatoes.
Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Sweet Potatoes, Farming, Livestock, Beef, Equine, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

Vardaman producer named Farmer of the Year

When Joe Edmondson surveys his farming operation at Topashaw Farms, he thinks about his more than 40 full-time employees and the hundreds of seasonal workers who work the acres.

A man wearing a cowboy hat sits on an ATV in front of cows.
Agriculture, Livestock, Beef, Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program TCALP, Current Class, Community
Volume 6 Number 1

See what is new in Extension... Extension partners to promote beef quality assurance program, Extension recognized in Gulf Guardian Award Project, First Ag leadership class graduates, and Extension supports residents participating in U.S. Census 2020.

Ted and Janet Parker.
Agriculture, Livestock, Beef
Volume 5 Number 3

For the first 15 years of their marriage, Ted and Janet Parker lived off of one income. She made the living, and nearly every penny he made as a beef cattle farmer went right back into growing their farm.

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