Mississippi Cattlemen's Association


Cattlemen's College, August 28, 29    

Visit the new MCA website and 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.
White Sand Field Day            
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The White Sand Unit Field Day will be held Tuesday, August 13 at the MAFES station near Poplarville.
The program will start at 9:00 a.m.
Freeze joins MCA    
David and Walker Houston serve steak to the newest MCA member, Coach Hugh Freeze.
Lafayette County Cattlemen, Mississippi Land Bank, Mississippi Beef Council and MCA grilled for the Ole Miss football team as they began fall practice last week.
Covington County Expo, Thursday  

Covington County Poultry & Beef Expo will be held Thursday, August 8 from 9:00 until 4:00 at the Collins Civic Center.
20 displays and booths along with speakers to include Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith.
Call the Covington County Soil & Water Conservation District at 601-765-6311 today to pre-register for the complementary lunch.
Homeplace Board Sale 
The Homeplace Producers Sale will be held tonight, 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 12:  Homeplace Producers Board Sale
Lot 12: Homeplace Producers 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.
Quick Beef Fajitas w/Pico De Gallo   

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4
Join MBCIA Today              
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Join the leaders in genetic improvement and management skills by becoming an member of the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association.
Their August newsletter is now available.
BCIA Bull & Heifer Sale    
Nominations for the 2013 Miss. Beef Cattle Improvement Association Bull and Heifer Sale are being accepted now.  The sale is slated for November 14 at the Hinds Community College Sale Facility.
For more information, go to the BCIA website.
Area Leaders Meetings  
Meetings for county cattlemen's association officers, membership committee members and Extension Agents are scheduled in 3 locations.

August 13        Starkville, MSU Bull Barn

August 15        Brookhaven, Civic Center, Fairgrounds

August 31        Hattiesburg, Southeast Stockyard


Cattle Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
August 2, 2013

Cash Cattle:
Cash market volumes were light through mid-afternoon Friday. The five-area cash price ended the week fairly steady with live cattle trading at $119.52 on a live basis, down $0.08 from last week, while dressed sales averaged $190.18, down $1.33. In the Southern Plains, live cattle sold steady at $119. All other regions were not reported due to limited sales.
In Oklahoma City, feeder steers were $2-$4 higher, steer calves were $4-$8 higher, feeder heifers were steady to $3 higher, and heifer calves were $3-$6 higher. In Mississippi auction markets feeder steers were steady to slightly lower, steer calves were steady to $10 higher, feeder heifers were steady to $5 higher, and heifer calves were $3-$8 higher. Slaughter cows in Mississippi sold $1-$3 higher while and bulls were steady to slightly lower.

Live cattle futures were lower again this week with the remaining three contracts left for 2013 dropping more than those expiring in 2014. Weekly losses were moderate, though, with the October contract losing the most, down $1.30 from last Friday's close. Sluggish cash cattle and beef prices continue to weigh on the fed market.
Most feeder cattle futures contracts were higher this week (excluding the January and March 2014 contracts). Declining corn prices played the largest role, but stronger cash markets added support.
Corn futures were lower again this week. Favorable weather and expectations of a record crop keep adding pressure to the corn market.

Wholesale boxed beef prices moved mildly lower (i.e., the slide appears to be slowing). Choice carcasses finished the week $0.73 lower at $186.68. Select's slide was less severe finishing at $181.59, down $0.87. The spread between Choice and Select widened just a bit this week for the first time in seven weeks and now sits at $5.08.


5 Homeplace Board

6 Monroe Field Day

8 Copiah CCA

8 Wayne CCA

8 Jones CCA

8 Covington Poultry &
          Beef Expo

8 Pike CCA

8-9 Stocker Conference
        Athens, GA

13 Area Leaders Mtg

13 White Sand Field
     Day, Poplarville

13 Kemper CCA

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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