Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
 Beef Cattle Boot Camp

Sign up today to attend one of the Beef Boot Camps to be held April 12th on the MSU campus in Starkville and April 19th at Brown Loam Experiment Station near Raymond.
Beef & Poultry Expo    

The Magnolia Beef & Poultry Expo is slated for April 11 at the Smith County Ag Complex in Raleigh.
The trade show opens at 9:00 a.m. with speakers and door prizes throughout the day.
BCIA Newsletter 
The April issue of the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association newsletter is available online.

17 MBAs in Rankin Co. 
Rankin_MBARankin County Cattlemen's Association hosted a Masters of Beef Advocacy training program in February where 17 producers completed the course designed to equip beef producers with the information they need to become everyday advocates for the beef industry.
A self-directed online training program is available at no cost.
Only 15 Days Left to Enter  
Calling all home cooks to start grilling, broiling, roasting, stir-frying and stewing on your healthy beef menu ideas for our 2013 recipe competition.
Home cooks can submit their best beef recipes online for a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C.

Making Tracks 2013  
Mississippi Junior Cattlemen's Association's Making Tracks Leadership Camp will be held June 17 - 19 on the Mississippi State University campus.
For the 21st consecutive year, the camp is sponsored by The Wax Company.

A new myth response on FactsAboutBeef.com provides consumers with information, data and resources about continuous improvements the beef industry has made in the safety arena. The myth addressed dives into the measures and monitoring processes involved in ensuring that consumers have healthy and safe beef choices available. Highlighted information includes details about government oversight and industry commitments in place to prevent foodborne illnesses. And, a new poll on the site aims to gauge reader confidence in the safety of the beef they purchase and feed to their families.
Since its launch, FactsAboutBeef.com has drawn more than 16,000 views. The @BeefFacts Twitter handle continues to support this website via distribution of links to the content. To date, in fact, @BeefFacts tweets and retweets have generated a total of more than 2.1 million message impressions.

Market Update

March 29, 2013

Stockers & Feeders:
"Compared to last week, the bulk of the light offering of yearling feeder cattle sold steady to $5 higher with motivation from much lower than expected placements on last week's Cattle on Feed report," say analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). "Calves failed to see much support from the yearling trade with early-week markets unevenly steady to $5 lower and many areas of the Southeast seeing even stiffer losses on lightweights."
With Thursday's grain-bearish Planting Intentions and quarterly Grain Stock reports from USDA, calf prices jumped as Feeder Cattle futures were up the 30 limit and Corn futures were down the 40 limit.
By the end of the week, cash fed cattle prices had gained, too: $2-$4 higher on a live basis ($127-$129/cwt.) and $4-$6 higher ($202-$204/cwt.) on a dressed basis.
Given the gloomy market conditions of the past several months, AMS analysts say, "March 28th is when the feeder and stocker cattle market found a bottom with a springboard to bring demand and attitudes out from under the cloud that has plagued them since right after the first of the year."
We'll see.

Fed Cattle:
Cash fed cattle trade was inactive on very light demand through Friday afternoon. There were too few sales in any region for a trend. The last reported market was Thursday:
Live sales in the Texas Panhandle sold at $127-$128. In Kansas, live sales sold at $128. In Nebraska, live sales sold at $127 to mostly $129 with a few at $129.50; dressed sales at mostly $203-$204. In Colorado, live sales sold at $129. In Iowa-Minnesota, live sales at $126-$128 but mostly $127; dressed sales at $202 to mostly $203.



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12 Boot Camp, MSU

19 Boot Camp,
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