About Us

The Council is a nonprofit organization responsible for administering programs of promotion, education, research, and consumer and industry information.

The MBC is part of a coordinated state/national effort funded and controlled by beef producers who are assessed $1 per head each time a beef animal is sold. Half of each dollar is forwarded to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB) and the other half of the dollar is retained by the Mississippi Beef Council to fund state-based programs, which complement and extend the industry-wide effort.



Andy Berry
Executive Director
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Carol Ryan
Administrative Assistant
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Nancy Strickland
Consumer Information
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Executive Committee

Joe Johnson, President, Federation of State Beef Councils Director
Mike Pigott, Vice President  
Jody Wagner, Treasurer
Larry Jefcoat,  CBB Director

BOARD MEMBERS

Sam Blakeney. – Order Buyer Representative
West Point

Paul Whitlock - Producer
Iuka

Jody Wagner – Farm Bureau Representative
Hickory

Charles Tadlock, Livestock Markets Representative
Forest

Janet Parker – Producer
Seminary

Larry Jefcoat –Producer
Soso

Joe Johnson – Livestock Markets Representative
Hattiesburg

Price Wallace – Producer 
Mendenhall

Mike Pigott -  Livestock Markets Representative
Tylertown

Dr. Nancy Jackson – Producer
Eupora

Tony Thames -  Producer
Jayess

Dr. John Blanton – Meat Packer Representative
Miss. State University

Dr. Harold Newcomb - Producer
Batesville

Max Anderson – Dairy Industry Representative
Decatur

Julia Rigby – Mississippi CattleWomen's Association Representative
Hermanville

Mike Smith – Livestock Markets Representative
Brookhaven

Clay Wilson – Livestock Markets Representative
Grenada

Mark Curry - Order Buyer Representative
Centreville


Mission Statement

Our Vision

A strong and profitable beef industry in Mississippi.

Our Mission

To protect and improve the marketing climate for beef.

Our Priority

To ensure consumer confidence in beef and the beef industry.


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