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Cattlemen's College, August 28, 29    
JRW Farms will be the site for Cattlemen's College on August 29th. Visit this outstanding herd of Simmentals and take in the educational program beginning at 8:30 a.m.
For those in North Mississippi, the program will be held on August 28th at Cain Cattle, Pickens.
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.
Grazing Conference             
The South Area GLCI  will host its' 1st grazing conference on September 9 & 10 at the Natchez Convention Center.
Topics will include forage management for dairy, small ruminant and beef cattle operations.
Pre-registration by August 26 is required.

Family Resource Workshop   
Fifty-five Extension agents attending the Family Resource Management Workshop were given information and materials from the Beef Council to use in their county programs.
Teachers and Extension agents are encouraged to contact the Mississippi Beef Council for various resources.
REACH Conservation            
The REACH program goal is to create a network of cooperative farms in Mississippi with variable agricultural practices to illustrate the success of conservation practice implementation on landscape stewardship while encouraging profitable and sustainable production systems.
Learn more about REACH at the website.

Durwood Gordon Farm
Durwood Gordon Farm
Homeplace Board Sale 
The Homeplace Producers Sale will be held Monday, August 5, 7:00 p.m., Hattiesburg Stockyard. Over 20 load lots of feeder cattle will be offered for delivery to be determined by the seller.
Videos of the cattle are now posted on the MSUCares.com website .
Lot 5:  Homeplace  Board Sale
Lot 5: Homeplace Board Sale

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.
 Click for details.
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.

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 26, 2013

Cash Cattle:
The five-area cash price ended the week mixed with live cattle trading at $119.60 on a live basis, down $1.11 from last week, while dressed sales averaged $191.51, up $0.51. In the Southern Plains, live cattle sold steady at $119 on Thursday. Prices were stronger in Nebraska as live sales were roughly $1 higher at $121 and dressed cattle were $1-$2 higher at $194-$195. In the Western Cornbelt, live and dressed cattle were steady to higher, respectively at $120-$122 and $193-$195.
In Oklahoma City, feeder steers were steady to $3 lower and steer calves were steady, while all heifers were steady to $3 higher. In Mississippi auction markets calf and feeder prices improved as feeder steers were $5-$8 higher and feeder heifers were $4-$8 higher;  slaughter cows and bulls were steady.

Live cattle futures were lower this week following last week's Cattle on Feed report, while feeder futures were higher. Feeders were led by (1) lower corn prices and (2) a valid concern regarding the future availability of cattle. Live cattle prices were hampered by struggling cash fed prices and lower boxed beef prices.
Corn futures were lower again this week. Outside of Iowa, where some dryness is being seen, corn condition remains favorable and weather outlooks are positive. Doane Advisory Services' annual crop tour saw below average yield potential in most of their Iowa stops.

To sound like a broken record (for kids reading this, songs have not always ended with the letters mp3 ) wholesale boxed beef prices moved lower again this week. Choice carcasses finished the week $2.43 lower at $187.40. Select's slide was less severe finishing at $182.47, down $1.52.


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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