Sale Record Shattered
A large crowd was on hand for Saturday's Southeastern Producers Sale where 258 bred heifers averaged $1595.
The top-selling lot came from the Major Jefcoat consignment and brought $2100 per head.
Congratulations go out to the buyers, consigners, Extension Service workers and Southeast Livestock Auction for a great sale.
|Beefin' up the Rebels |
Lafayette County Cattlemen's Association grilled steaks for the Ole Miss football team and their coaches last week in Oxford.
The event was sponsored by Mississippi Land Bank, Mississippi Beef Council, Mississippi Cattlemen's Association and the Sweet Potato Council.
|Premium Heifer Sale|
For the first time, the Mississippi BCIA will include select replacement heifers in its fall sale on November 10th at Hinds Community College.
Producers interested in consigning heifers can go to the BCIA online site or contact Dr. Jane Parish, 662-325-7466 for details.
Nominations for the Fall BCIA Bull Sale are also being taken now.
|Beef Ambassador |
Beef Ambassador Danielle Welch presented nutrition programs to three elementary school classes as part of the requirements to compete in the National Beef Ambassador Contest later this year in Ohio.
|Dairy Forage Tour |
Mississippi and Louisiana dairy producers are invited to a dairy forage production and utilization farm tour in Lumberton on Wednesday, August 31. Kiahnell Smith Dairy Farm will host the event. Click here for details.
Drought conditions persist in much of the West and several Mississippi cattlemen have offered hay to fellow producers in the effected areas. Contact MCA for help in coordinating donations.
List your excess hay in the Mississippi Hay Directory or Mississippi Market Bulletin.
The Texas Department of Agriculture Hay and Grazing Hotline is a service to the agricultural industry to help in locate forage and hay supplies.
Producers with hay to sell or donate can list their location and quantity at the TDA website.
The annual Oktibbeha County Pasture Tour will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 at Jack & Pam Rhoades' farm.
Contact the Oktibbeha County Extension office, 662-323-5916 for details.
|Changes Made to Texas Trich Regs
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) recently adopted changes to its cattle Trichomoniasis (Trich) rules.
Among the changes, all breeding bulls 12 months and older must have a negative PCR Trich test. Click here for details.
Dr. John Michael Riley
August 26, 2011
Cash fed and feeder cattle were lower. Texas live cattle mostly traded at $112.50/cwt and Kansas live cattle were at $113/cwt. Live prices in Nebraska were in the same range at $112.50-$113.50/cwt with dressed prices called at $180/cwt. Feeder steers in Oklahoma City were $2-$5/cwt lower and feeder heifers were $3-$6/cwt lower. Steer calves at OKC were steady to $4/cwt lower with heifer calves $4-$8/cwt lower. Mississippi auction markets for feeder steers and heifers were $1-$5/cwt lower. Slaughter cows and bulls were steady.
Live cattle futures price moves were mostly logically this week. Contracts through the remainder of 2011 were steady to lower reflecting the higher placements in last week's on feed report. Those cattle will most likely be coming off feed between now and February 2012, at the latest, pushing supply higher over that time frame. Fewer cattle should be available after then which provided support to deferred contracts.
Despite the limited supply of feeders that is expected to be coming down the pike, feeder cattle were lower. With supplies of cattle in feedlots at the third highest on record, lower cash fats and higher corn, feeder demand could dwindle going into the fall as placements typically climb toward a peak in October.
The broken record continues - crop growing conditions continue to keep prices on edge. The percentage of the crop rated good and excellent declined 3 points while that rated poor and very poor increased 2 points. The uncertain corn yield pushed prices higher this week across all corn futures contracts.
Wholesale beef prices were mixed this week. Choice moved higher, at $187.25/cwt up $2.20, while Select prices were lower, down $0.63/cwt at $181.12. This led to a near doubling of the Choice-to-Select spread. The Labor Day weekend is nearing and prices are shifting to the expected increased demand for beef grilling cuts.
30 Jasper CCA
31 Dairy Forage Tour,
10 Angus Field Day,
13 Webster CCA
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Learn at Lunch
Each Tuesday and Thursday during September, producers may attend the Beef Cattle Genetics Learn at Lunch sessions.
To attend a session, please contact your local Extension office in advance to make arrangements to connect through a local site on the Extension interactive video system.
Have high speed internet? View it live from your home computer.
These free noontime educational sessions are sponsored by the MS and AL Beef Cattle Improvement Associations.
Click here for details.