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MISSISSIPPI BREEDERS INDUCTED INTO AICA HALL OF FAME

At the AICA Spring Board of Directors Meeting, March 1-2, in Kansas City, Mo., Harlan and Dorotheann Rogers were welcomed into the AICA Hall of Fame as nominated by fellow breeders for numerous years of outstanding excellence of raising Charolais cattle.

Harlan and Dorotheann Rogers live on their 2,000 plus-acre ranch, Rogers Bar HR, near the town of Collins, Miss., where they run over 700 registered Charolais cattle and 9,000 commercial heifers. Their four sons, Oby, Bernie, Doug and Joey are involved in the operation and various businesses in Covington County.

Rogers Bar HR is Mississippi's oldest performance tested beef herd with the highest yearling weights ever recorded in the state. AICA computer generated information indicates that their cattle have some of the highest EPDs in the nation. Rogers Bar HR Genetics have been exported to numerous countries including Canada, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and South Korea.

Rogers Bar HR was recognized as the 2005 AICA Seedstock Producer of the Year and 2006 BIF Pioneer Award winner.

Harlan Rogers born and raised in Covington County, Miss., a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Loyola Dental School in New Orleans and practiced dentistry for 40 years in Collins, Miss. He is a veteran of World War II and the Korean War where he stayed on the front lines for a year as an Artillery Forward Observer receiving two bronze stars.

Harlan is a past president of the Covington County Cattleman's Association, Mississippi Charolais Breeders Association, Mississippi BCIA, Southeast Charolais Breeders Association, AICA, and other organizations.

He has been a director of the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association, National Cattlemen's Association, Forrest County Cooperative, Mississippi Federated Cooperative, and SF Services.

Harlan Rogers involvement in the above organizations indicates his intense interest in the cattle business, the environment and in South Mississippi.

Dorotheann has been involved with the cattle operation since 1959 when the Rogers bought their first Charolais.

Along with raising their four sons and running their dental practice, she did the bookkeeping, advertising, organized the sales and made accommodations for visitors to the ranch.

Dorotheann served as president of the Mississippi Charolais Breeders Association.

For Harlan and Dorotheann, it means so much when you receive so many awards for doing something you love. As Charles Russell stated “Any man that can make a living doing what he likes is indeed fortunate. I am that man.”

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