Mississippi Cattlemen's Association


Statewide Dairy Days        
The annual dairy day program will be presented tomorrow, June 25th, in Verona and again on Wednesday in Tylertown.
The event will feature displays and educational presentations.
Ag Day for Teachers  
Beef Council staff provided part of the program at Ag Day for Teachers in Yazoo City.
Any educator interested in lesson plans or beef material is encouraged to contact the Mississippi Beef Council at 601-353-4520 or missbc@telepak.net.


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Wax Junior Leadership Camp  
Making Tracks Video
Making Tracks Video

Farm Fact: Mississippians Love Beef 
On average, our citizens spent $357 last year on beef.
That's $1,060,126,199 in Mississippi beef purchases!
Cattlemen's College, August 28, 29   
 Hugh Aljoe is a pasture and range consultant at the Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Before coming to the Noble Foundation in 1995, Aljoe was the ranch manager for 10 years on a large Texas cattle operation where forage resources bermudagrass pastures (overseeded to ryegrass) that were operated in modified short-duration grazing systems.
Join us at Cattlemen's College for his presentation, "applied PROACTIVE management of pastures and grazing".
Simpson County Field Day
Simpson County Cattlemen's Association invites all producers to attend a weed management field day on the Price Wallace Farm, July 9th.
Call 601-847-1335 by July 3rd to help in planning the meal.
San Diego Schools Adopt Meatless Mondays  

A California school district voted recently to adopt a proposal that would force schools to abstain from serving meat to students on Mondays. All elementary and K-8 schools in the San Diego school district are subject to the rule.
"The intentions of the board members in support of this measure are gravely misguided as protein is often what is most lacking in school-age children's diets - especially those who may only get real meals when at school," said Animal Agriculture Alliance President and CEO Kay Johnson Smith.
House Fails to Pass Farm Bill      

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives in a 195 - 234 vote failed to pass the 2013Farm Bill (H.R. 1947). If the bill had passed, cattlemen and women would have been one step closer to having a full five-year farm bill.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) President Scott George, a dairy and beef producer from Cody, Wyo., expressed his disappointment in today's actions by the House.
"Passage of a 2013 Farm Bill remains a top priority for NCBA. That is why we are extremely disappointed in the failure of many members of the House for not recognizing the importance of a full five-year farm bill. In the midst of the struggling economy, rural America has been one of the few bright spots,"
George said. "This failure by the House places cattlemen and women behind the curve on having agriculture policy which not only provides certainty for producers nationwide, but also incorporates priorities important to the cattle industry."
George added that disaster assistance programs were included in H.R. 1947, programs vital to cattle producers who weather through drought, wildfires, blizzards and tornadoes. "We were very close in this legislation to providing disaster programs for our producers, which would have extended disaster assistance for five years and would have covered losses in 2012 and 2013. These disaster programs are essential to equipping producers with the necessary tools to manage the risks associated with catastrophic weather events," he said.
"After the historic drought which has plagued the countryside for the last few years, livestock producers needed these programs now more than ever." The future of the farm bill remains uncertain, but George stated that NCBA will continue to be engaged in efforts to secure passage of agriculture policy.
"NCBA appreciates the efforts of House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma, and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota in attempting to move the 2013 Farm Bill forward. We continue to support passage of this legislation by the House," he said.
"This was not a perfect bill for any industry, but in the end cattlemen and women made sacrifices in order to support this bill. We expected members of the House to do the same.

Cattle Market
Dr. John Michael Riley  
June 21, 2013

Cash Cattle:
Cash cattle were lower this week but cash market trades were slim. The five-area price was at $121.37/cwt and $193.57/cwt respectively for live and dressed steers, down $2.84 and $0.74. To be certain this is not taken incorrectly, trades are taking place but recently there have not been enough through midday Friday to provide a definitive price point.
Feeder steers and heifers in Oklahoma City were $2-$4/cwt higher. In Mississippi auction markets, feeder steers were $2-$4/cwt higher and feeder heifers were called steady. Cull bulls were steady and cows were $2-$4/cwt higher.

In spite of the near non-existent pure cash market trade for the last few weeks (at least what appears to be non-existent) and the lower prices being reported there, cattle futures ended the week higher. The June 2013 contract has lingered in the $119.50-$121.50/cwt range since early May despite cash prices in the mid $120s.
Well, cash prices finally broke late last week but were still at a premium - albeit a smaller one - to futures. As the clock ticks on June's expiration, futures prices inched higher in order to fulfill convergence. This could be short lived following Friday's Cattle on Feed report, which showed more cattle hanging around in feedlots than was expected. This will likely push all contracts lower as markets open to begin the new week.
Corn futures were higher this week as early week gains offset late week losses. Cash market transactions were above futures which provided the spark. This was followed by weather concerns, which added to the higher tone. Some felt prices had moved too high and sold the market. Even thought the crop was planted later than preferred, ratings indicate the majority of it is progressing well.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed this week. Choice finished with a weekly average of $199.83/cwt, down $1.79, and Select finished at $185.04/cwt, up $1.03.


25-26 Dairy Field Days

27 Smith CCA

27 Covington CCA
         Blood Drive


9 Simpson CCA

11 Area Leaders Mtg

13 Forage Tour, MSU

23 FB Commodity

23 Area Leaders Mtg
          MCA office


5 Homeplace Board

28 Cattlemen's College

29 Cattlemen's College

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