The Hinds CC Bull Test and Miss. BCIA Bull & Heifer Sale will be held at noon, Thursday, March 7 at the Hinds Community College Sales Facility.
The sale will feature 75 bulls
and 8 bred heifers.
Junior Cattlemen's Association
MJCA directors recognized outgoing president Philip Bridges with a plaque.
Organized in 1991, MJCA promotes educational and leadership activities for youth interested in the cattle industry.
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.
Topping the Gold Buckle recruiting contest were Wayne Gentry, Brandon Leslie and Ricky Ferguson.
The trio received $3,500 in purchase credits at any of the Gold Buckle farms sponsoring the membership drive.
With millions of viewers and followers, popular TV cook, arthur and internet blogger, "The Pioneer Woman" Ree Drummond relates her family's adventure saving a calf
after last week's snow storm.
Safe & Efficient Transportation Act
In an effort to reduce transportation costs for agricultural producers, Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) introduced the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (H.R. 612) in the House of representatives.
The bill would modernize truck weight laws, which have not been updated in over 20 years, and bring relief to the nation's agriculture sector, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), which supports the legislation.
"The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act would give states the option to allow six-axle vehicles with a gross weight limit up to 97,000 pounds, an increase from the current weight restriction of 80,000 pounds on five-axle vehicles." said NCBA's Associate Director of Legislative Affairs Kent Bacus.
Bacus added that allowing states to increase weight limits helps the U.S. compete with major trading partners such as Canada and most of Europe, which allow six-axle trucks with a gross weight limit of 95,000 pounds or higher on highways.
March 1, 2013
The combination of two major winter storms over the past two weeks in the plains was the catalyst for the $5/cwt rally in the fed market. The result is fed prices are at the top end of the $122 to $128 trading range that has been noted since last fall.
Fed cattle supplies will decline seasonally over the next 30 to 45 days, but despite the winter weather, on average, weights are expected to continue to run above year ago levels.
Poor packer margins will result in continued reductions in harvest levels. Seasonally, beef demand and usage picks up moving into the spring.
However, demand concerns are noted due to smaller consumer paychecks (the 2% payroll tax break was not renewed in January), sharply higher gasoline prices, and uncertainties of government worker furloughs.
That said, the market is still expected to show seasonal strength moving forward, but the magnitude of the move is in question due to a variety of market uncertainties.
5 Greene CCA
6 BCIA Annual
7 Hinds/BCIA Bull
7 Tippah CCA
19 Pontotoc CCA
21 Webster CCA
21 Franklin CCA
23 Beef Agribition
28 CLM CCA
28 Neshoba CCA