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Commodity Conference Tomorrow     
All cattlemen are invited to the Mississippi Farm Bureau® Federation Summer Beef Meeting on Tuesday, July 23, at the Farm Bureau Federation Building in Jackson.
Registration begins at 9:30 with lunch provided.
Featured speaker will be Polly Ruhland, CEO of the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB). Ruhland has served the beef industry for more than 20 years, most recently as vice president of planning and evaluation for CBB.
Learn the latest from your beef checkoff at this meeting.
Please contact Farm Bureau at 1-800-227-8244, ext 4230 or nbritt@msfb.org to pre-register.
In Memory of Butch Withers            
Central RE
Friends, family, and colleagues of Butch Withers gathered at Hinds Community College in Raymond for the dedication of the Central Miss. Research & Extension Center to his memory.
Withers, who passed away in 2012, was a career employee of Mississippi State and retired as Head of the Central Center.
4-Hers Learn About Beef Checkoff  

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Cassie St Amant explained the beef checkoff to 60 4-H members who stopped by the Cattlemen's Building while attending the Cooperative Business Leadership Tour.
Simpson County Field Day            

Cattlemen from several counties attended the forage field day at the Price Wallace's River Birch Farm near Mendenhall.
Field Day video
Field Day video

Replacement Heifer Sale 
The 12th Annual Southern Producers Replacement Heifer Sale will be held on Saturday, August 31st 1:00 p.m. at SE Miss. Livestock Sale Barn in Hattiesburg.
300 plus replacement heifers bred 3 to 8 months, vet checked and pelvic measured, will be offered.
Early consigners are: Mose Mallett, MG Farms, Hollis & Kyle English, Marcus & Michael Ladner, Joe Tally, Tyler King, T3Brangus, Tony Thames, Layton Family, Remington Lott LLC, Major Jefcoat, Tim Jefcoat, Jacob Megehee and Bob Robinson.
Stocker Meeting in Collins           
Stocker operators are invited to a meeting at the Collins Civic Center on August 21st.
Extension and industry speakers will outline many aspects of managing stockers.
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Cattlemen's College, August 28, 29    
Join us at the beautiful Cain Cattle Company sale facility in Pickens for Cattlemen's College. For those in South Mississippi, the program will be repeated on August 29 at JRW Simmental Farms, Seminary.
Pre-register now to join us at Cattlemen's College on Wednesday, August 28 at Cain Cattle in Pickens or Thursday, August 29 at JRW Simmentals in Seminary.
National Hot Dog Day          
July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day!
Hot dogs are one of the most iconic American foods.
No cookout or baseball game would be complete without a delicious hot dog served on a bun and covered in ketchup, mustard, onions, relish, or chili.
Hot dogs (which are also known as frankfurters, franks, wieners, dogs, and red hots) have been around since the late 1800s. Today, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume 20 billion hot dogs a year!
Celebrate with an all-beef hot dog!
FSA Extends Deadline   
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has extended the FSA acreage reporting deadline to Friday, August 2 to remain eligible for Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and other programs.
Stop by your local FSA office and report all pasture, hay, and crop acreage.
More information is available on the FSA website.
Area Leaders Meetings  
Meetings for county cattlemen's association officers, membership committee members and Extension Agents are scheduled in 6 locations.


July 23             Jackson, MCA office

August 1          Batesville, Extension Building

August 13        Starkville, MSU Bull Barn

August 15        Brookhaven, Civic Center, Fairgrounds

August 31        Hattiesburg, Southeast Stockyard



Cattle Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
July 19, 2013

Cash Cattle:

The five-area cash price ended the week mixed with live cattle trading at $120.71/cwt on a live basis, down a bit from last week, while dressed sales came in at $191.00/cwt, down $0.73. In the Southern Plains, live cattle sold steady at $119/cwt. Live and dressed cattle were $119.50-$120/cwt and $193/cwt, respectively in Nebraska. In the Western Cornbelt, live and dressed cattle were steady at $120-$121/cwt and $191-$193/cwt, respectively.
In Oklahoma City, feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2/cwt lower, steer calves were $2-$4/cwt higher, and heifer calves were steady to $3/cwt higher. In Mississippi auction markets, feeder steers and heifers were steady, slaughter cows were $1-$3/cwt lower, and bulls were mixed.

Live cattle futures slid lower most of the week, but moves were mostly small and prices have been mostly steady for the past two weeks. Intense heat in major metropolitan areas on the East Coast and Midwest led to concerns about the number of grills being lit.
Corn futures ended the week lower. The harvest time December contract began the week moving sharply lower as the weather outlook was mostly favorable.

Wholesale boxed beef prices continue to slide lower this week. Choice carcasses finished the week $3.47/cwt lower at $189.83. Select finished at $183.99/cwt, down $1.09.


23 FB Commodity

23 Area Leaders Mtg
          MCA office

29 Monroe CCA


1 Area Leaders Mtg

5 Homeplace Board

6 Monroe Field Day

8 Copiah CCA

8 Wayne CCA

8-9 Stocker Conference
        Athens, GA

13 Area Leaders Mtg

13 White Sand Field Day

15 Area Leaders Mtg

21 Stocker Meeting

28 Cattlemen's College

29 Cattlemen's College

31 Producers Heifer
        Sale, Hattiesburg

31 Area Leaders Mtg

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