Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
|Register for Convention Today
Registration Form - February 8 & 9, 2013
For rooms, contact Hampton Inn & Suites, 601-352-1700 or Jackson Hotel (soon to be Holiday Inn Express again) 601-948-4466 and ask for the "cattlemen's block of rooms".
Rooms are limited and will not be held after January 16th.
Friday, February 8
Dixie National Farm Expo
"A Taste of Beef"
Saturday, February 9
Western Night Dinner
Dixie National Rodeo
|Membership Quota Counties|
Congratulations to the 16 county cattlemen's associations that reached or exceeded their goal in the fall membership contest.
They are: Attala, Chickasaw, Clay, Covington, Hancock/Harrison, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, MSU, Noxubee, Panola, Pontotoc, Scott, Walthall, Wayne and Webster.
Tommy & Annette Smith were winners a $500 purchase credit in the new member drawing. Janet Williams won $500 in the recruiter drawing.
We thank the 15 Gold Buckle Farms that sponsored the membership drive.
|Cattleman of the Year
County affiliates and breed associations are encouraged to nominate a producer for the Cattleman of the Year award.
Both commercial and purebred breeders are eligible for the award to be presented at the MCA Convention on February 9.
Not sure what's for dinner tonight?
Let beef be the guide to a delicious and nutritious meal in just minutes. Meal Solutions
will lead you through the ease of making tasty salads, sandwiches and tacos with items that you most likely already have in your fridge and pantry.
To start, simply click on the category
you would like to try, pick a meal to prepare and enjoy!
If you'd rather follow a recipe, simply click the link at the bottom of each category and begin cooking.
MBA Spokesperson Training
Rankin County Cattlemen's Association invites anyone interested in completing the Masters of Beef Advocacy course to join them on February 4, 11 & 18 at 6:00 for the spokesperson training sessions.
MBA is a checkoff-sponsored program aimed at equipping producers to inform the public on the facts about modern beef production.
|Forage & Grassland Council meeting|
All producers are invited to the Mississippi Forage and Grassland Council meeting on January 14th, 10:00 am at the Mississippi Cattlemen's Building in Jackson.
Producers that will not be able to attend, but would like to participate via Distance Education, please contact Dr. Rocky Lemus or your County Extension Office.
|Cochran Selected Ranking Member
Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran was selected to take over as ranking GOP member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) previously served in that position.
Cattle Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
January 4, 2013
Few cattle traded hands this week. In Nebraska dressed cattle were reported at $205/cwt, while Western Cornbelt prices were $204-$205/cwt. The 5-area live price finished the week at $126.31/cwt, down from $127.06 last week. Oklahoma City and Mississippi auctions will re-open this coming week.
Nearby contract months were down slightly and more distant months were slightly higher this week. With little news coming in from cash markets, traders were left to use outside information for direction. The surge in equities as a result of a decision on the 'fiscal cliff' debate was supportive. On the other hand, a stronger U.S. dollar will likely surpress an already weakened export market and Friday's jobs report revealed unemployment at 7.8%, unchanged from last month.
Corn prices were lower on the week. Exports continue to be sluggish and do not appear to be picking up anytime soon. Soybean prices took a big hit late in the week as South American production wil be hitting the market in the coming weeks and China cancelled orders for U.S. beans. This news filtered into the corn pits and added to the bearish news on the week.
Wholesale beef prices were higher this week. Choice beef ended the week only moderately higher at $194.32/cwt, up $0.32. Select finished with a weekly average of $182.29/cwt, up $2.63.
17 Stone CCA
24 Wayne CCA