Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Support from Merck


Merck check    

MCA President Jacob Megehee and Vice President Price Wallace accept a check from Merck Field Representative Danny Jones. The $1,936 was made possible by the Ralgro Wheels for Bucks project. This is the second year Merck has made a similar contribution to the Association.

Lee Named Outstanding County  

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Lee County Cattlemen's Association took home the Outstanding Affiliate Award for their efforts.
Last year, the county held 11 meetings with an average attendance of 85.

Mike Inglish and Positive Feeds positivefeedsponsored the $500 first prize to the association.
O'Mara Wins Purebred Award 
Jim O'Mara took home the Purebred Cattleman of the Year Award at this year's convention.
From his farm in Leake County, O'Mara has produced quality cattle for 40 years.
Today, Broadlawn Farm is a leading breeder of Polled Hereford seedstock.

Rogers Named Commercial Winner
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Stone County cattleman Terry Rogers is this year's Commercial Cattleman of the Year.
Rogers runs an outstanding herd of 100 crossbred cows on the farm that has been in his family for nearly 100 years.
Pontotoc is Most Improved


Pontotoc County Cattlemen's Association was awarded the Most Improved County plaque by MCA Vice President Price Wallace. Extension Agent Ricky Ferguson accepted the award. 

In Memoriam 

Danny Ross "D.R." Ingram 70, died Saturday at the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS. He served as Chairman of the Board of American Polled Hereford Association, President Mississippi Livestock Council and MCA President in 1967.
Visitation is planned for Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Water Valley with funeral services Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the church.

The Hinds/BCIA Bull Sale will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013. It was incorrectly listed as 2012 in the magazine.

On Wednesday evening, March 6th, the Mississippi BCIA Annual Meeting and educational program will be held on the Hinds Campus. Click for details.

Heifer Development Workshop  
A Heifer Development Workshop will be held on Tuesday March 12 from 9:00 until 3:00 at the Bost Theater on the MSU campus.  
The program will be available over the interactive video system in Oxford, Hattiesburg, Raymond and MSU.  
This website includes the registration form and information about the workshop.

Supporting the Beef Checkoff   
Support for the beef checkoff among its investors remains high, according to a recent survey of beef and dairy producers nationwide. Support, at 76 percent, remains at the historic high reached in January 2012. The nationwide survey of 1,200 beef and dairy producers conducted by the independent firm of Aspen Media & Market Research in late December 2012 and early January 2013 found that an overwhelming majority of beef and dairy producers continue to believe their beef checkoff has value for them in many ways. Learn more by reading the research report topline summary..
Cattle Market Notes

Dr. John Michael Riley

February 15, 2013

Cash Cattle:
Cash trade was light this week and prices were lower by about $2/cwt for both live and dressed. On Thursday, in both the Southern Plains (Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas) and Northern Plains (Kansas/Nebraska), trade was at $123/cwt on a live basis and in Nebraska dressed cattle were at $196/cwt. These were the same prices reported in the Western Corn Belt for live and dressed cattle. The five-area price was lower at $122.79 on a live basis compared to $126.52 last week and at $195.86/cwt versus $198.41 last week for dressed.

Live cattle futures ended the week mostly steady with last Friday's close, but drifted lower mid-week before rallying the last two days. Monday opened lower before turning the corner and ending the day in positive territory. Then, general economic concerns crept into the market and pushed prices lower Tuesday and Wednesday. Many felt the market had reached a low and either buying or short covering (buying a previously sold contract) along with the longer term supply concerns aided prices to finish the week. Feeder futures were lower on the week due to the mid-week weakness for live cattle futures and the lower feeder cash markets.
Corn futures prices finished mildly lower this week. Carry-over from last Friday's down market was seen Monday as soybeans were under pressure and exports were weak. Storms across much of the U.S., especially those areas in need of rain, added to the pressure in the grain pits this week.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower again this week. Choice finished with a weekly average of $183.07/cwt, down $0.24, and Select finished at $179.55/cwt, down $0.48.

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19 Monroe CCA

21 Tishomingo

28 Pontotoc CCA


5 Greene CCA

6 BCIA Annual

7 Hinds/BCIA Bull

12 Heifer
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14-16 AI School

19 Pontotoc CCA

21 Webster CCA

23 Beef Agribition


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