The SEMO Beef Cattle
Improvement Association


About Us
Southeast Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association is focused on marketing performance tested beef bulls and high quality replacement heifers. This association is governed by the producers of the cattle offered for sale. We are also dedicated to the development of leadership in the beef cattle industry by providing unique educational opportunities.

Get in touch with us today. We serve the Southern MO, Southern IL, Western KY & TN, and Northern AR area with the best of Southeast Missouri beef cattle.
Our Parent Organization
In 1962 Dr. Homer Sewell, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, initiated a production testing program with beef cattle producers in the state of Missouri. Dr. John Massey then assumed the leadership role and in November 1963 the first Missouri Performance Tested Bull sale was held. Extension agents worked directly with the producers to gather records and relay educational information on management and genetics.

In 1962 the Missouri Performance Tested Bull Sale Advisory Committee was formed with the purpose of the education of Missouri cattlemen to the merits of production testing and beef cattle improvement.

The Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association was started in 1967.

For more information on MBCIA click here.

"The Show Me Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from regional extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state.

This program is unique in that it is first and foremost, an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component."


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