Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
|You Win, You Pick|
Recruiters and new members will share in $4,500 in purchase credits available in the Fall Membership Drive.
Pick your choice from any of the 15 Gold Buckle Farms sponsoring this contest.
The drive ends December 14th.
|Forage Conference & Field Day
The 2012 Mississippi Forage and Grassland Conference will be held at the McKenzie Arena in Raymond, November 30 and the Brown Loam Field Day will be held on November 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the Brown Loam Experiment Station.
The Conference promises to be the best yet, with experts from seven states speaking on important forage related topics.
The conference agenda, information about speakers, and the conference pre-registration form can be found at the MSUCares Forage Website.
|Save the Date!|
MCA Convention & Farm Expo
February 8 & 9, 2013
Dixie National Farm Expo
"A Taste of Beef"
Western Night Dinner
Dixie National Rodeo
|Scholarship Applications Due 12-17
|A Great Holiday Party Treat
Grilled Salsa Steak Appetizer
Total Recipe Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Marinade Time: 15 minutes to 2 hours
Makes 24 appetizers
Lawrence County Field Day
Lawrence County Cattlemen will host a field day Saturday, Dec 1 at Wally Givens barn near Jayess. The AI demonstration begins at 10:00a.m.
To reserve lunch, call 601.587.2271.
|Beef Cattle Production Meeting
Cattlemen are invited to a multi-county meeting
at the Extension office in Aberdeen on Thursday, Dec. 6.
The meeting will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with lunch provided.The agenda
Cattlemen's Association Update
*For more information and to RSVP contact BJ McClenton at 662-363-4951 or 662-369-8683.
|LA Goes Meatless
The Los Angeles City Council has declared every Monday to be a so-called 'meatless Monday,' and is urging all residents to participate in the weekly day of vegetarianism.
NBC Los Angeles reports that with the vote Los Angeles has become the largest city to embrace the Meatless Monday campaign, a nonprofit with the goal of cutting down on meat consumption for health and environmental reasons.
Neither city officials nor law enforcement will be allowed to force residents to not eat meat, The Los Angeles Daily News reports. Rather, the resolution is meant to encourage residents to not eat meat once a week in the hopes of starting a city-wide trend.
Councilwoman Jan Perry, who has pushed for a ban on new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles, said the resolution is part of an overall "good food" agenda for the city.
"We can reduce saturated fats and reduce the risk of heart disease by 19 percent," Perry said according to the Los Angeles Daily News. "While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to think about the food choices they make. Eating less meat can reverse some of our nation's most common illnesses."
Dr. John Michael Riley
Cattle on Feed Report
USDA released their monthly Cattle on Feed report Nov 16th. Cattle placed into feedlots during October with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger registered 2.180 million head, down 12.5% from the same month in 2011 and down 13.7% from the prior five-year average. This marks the fifth straight month of year-over-year declines in the number of cattle placed. The average of analysts surveyed prior to the report expected placements to be at 2.176 million head, down 12.7% from a year ago, so the actual number was in-line with this expectation.
The total number of cattle on feed November 1, 2012 was 11.254 million head. This was 5.4% below last year and 1.7% below the average from 2007-2011 (the first time the current level has been below the five-year average since April 2011). Pre-report estimates looked for the number on feed to be 11.211 million head, down 5.7% from last year, so, again, the actual number was right on target.
Cattle marketed were higher than 2011 by 2.8% at 1.837 million head. Analysts has expected marketings to be 2.6% above 2011 so, as with placements and all cattle on feed, the actual reported value was in-line with expectations.
Cattle placed in all weight groups were lower from a national perspective. Those under 600 pounds were down 19.0% across the U.S. and were sharply lower Kansas and Texas, respectively 30.4% and 34.0% lower in these states. Middle weight group placements were down 14.4% and 10.7% for 600-699 pounds and 700-799 pounds respectively. Cattle placed over 800 pounds were down only 2.6%. Despite being down from a year ago, heavy placements - those over 800 pounds - were down by a smaller amount than light placements, down 15.5%, indicating that near term cattle supplies could remain large as the influx of light placements from previous months coupled with these current heavy placements become market ready.
The report matched pre-report expectations fairly well and will likely be viewed as neutral, but keep an eye on nearby live cattle futures prices as the large number of market ready cattle could pressure prices for the next few months..