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Humane Society takes in animals from suspected puppy mill

GULFPORT — The Humane Society of South Mississippi is providing shelter in Gulfport to more than 100 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mills in Alcorn County. HSSM spokeswoman Krystyna Schmitt says the rescued dogs were brought to Gulfport on last night. Authorities say more than 170 animals were removed from two locations in Alcorn County and taken to a number ...

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Livestock producers turning to goats to supplement income

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Goats are growing in popularity among Mississippi livestock producers who have limited acreage or want to diversify their farming business. “Since 2012, the overall number of meat goats in the southeastern region of the state has increased,” said Mitch Newman, Greene County agricultural agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “More small farmers want to raise ...

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Accused goat rustler to be in court next year

VICKSBURG — A Warren County man booked with rustling goats will stand trial in February 2014. The Vicksburg Post reports 50-year-old Jeffrey Morrison was indicted by a county grand jury for theft of livestock. Morrison entered a not-guilty plea before Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick. Patrick set trial for Feb. 24. Morrison is alleged to have stolen three goats on April ...

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Livestock auction sets new records, passes $5M milestone

JACKSON — After a week of intense competition, 42 animals and their exhibitors qualified for the 44th annual Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions, Mississippi’s premier youth livestock auction. Thirteen hogs, 12 lambs, nine goats and eight steers were auctioned off at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds’ Trade Mart. For the first time, the animals were sold by the head instead ...

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