Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Cattlemen's College - August 28, 29 
Join us Wednesday, August 28 at Cain Cattle, Pickens or Thursday, August 29 for Cattlemen's College. The educational program  begins at 8:30 with a cattle handling demonstration followed by presentations aimed at improving profitability for cattle producers.
There is no charge for attendance but please pre-register to help in planning lunch.
See you on the 28th or 29th!
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.
Watch Curt & Ron discuss cattle handling
 Part 3: Stockmanship & Stewardship
Part 3: Stockmanship & Stewardship

On a recent edition of The Angus Report, Ron Gill and Curt Pate explain the importance of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program.
Visit the new MCA website and pre-register for Cattlemen's College .
300+ Bred Heifers Sell August 31       
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.

Total recipe time: 25 - 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Beefin' up the Bulldogs             
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Mississippi State's football team took a break from practice to enjoy a steak dinner and the hay bale toss competition.
The event was sponsored by MSU's Animal & Dairy Sciences Dept., First South Farm Credit, Miss. Beef Council & MCA.

Memorial services were held Saturday for Dr. Jack Forrest "Doc" Denney who died August 10th.
Denney, 85, began practicing Veterinary Medicine in Meridian in 1957, and founded Meridian Order Buyers in the 1960s.
As a veteran of the U.S. Army, "Doc" served in World War II, as well as completing two tours in the Korean Conflict, where he was awarded the Bronze Medal of Honor and the Korean Medal of Commemoration.
Cattlemen's Field Day    

Town Creek Farm will host a field day on September 21st at their new sale facility near West Point.
Contact the farm for details and to pre-register for the event.
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.
GLCI Field Day                
A Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Field Day will be held Sept. 5 at James Cattle Co. near Enid.
Learn more about rotational grazing, fencing systems, grazing management and more.

Cattle Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
August 16, 2013

Cash Cattle:
The five-area cash steer price ended the week higher at $123.86 on a live basis, up $1.49 from last week, and cash dressed sales averaged $196.86, up $3.86. All state/regional markets had not seen enough volume to report prices.
In Oklahoma City, feeder steers and heifers were $3-$5 higher, calves were higher on a light test. In Mississippi auction markets feeder steers were steady to $10 higher, steer calves were steady to $7 higher, feeder heifers were steady to $4 higher, and heifer calves were $3-$4 higher. Slaughter cows in Mississippi sold steady to $4 higher and bulls were $1-$4 higher.

 Live cattle futures improved again this week. Despite a lack of cash trade volume higher prices are being reported for cattle exiting feedlots. Also, much improved wholesale beef prices (with Choice finishing the week above the $190 mark) helped add support. The Zilmax drama continued this week. First, other packing facilities noted they would continue to purchase cattle that are fed Zilmax. Then, on Friday, Merck announced they were halting sales of the product to conduct some research on the feed additive's animal health impact. USDA released their monthly supply and demand estimates on Monday. The report revealed an increase of beef production for the second half of 2013, compared to the July estimates. Also, first quarter 2014 production was revised higher, but second quarter projections were lowered (compared to last month's report).
The supply and demand report was bullish for corn prices as ending stocks were lowered from last month's estimate, and the reported value was lower than most pre-report estimates. The helped push prices higher but was followed by a correction on Tuesday as markets closed lower. Thursday, USDA's Farm Service Agency released the acres from producer's planted, failed and "prevented" crops. This showed corn acres lower than those released in Monday's reports.

Momentum continued for wholesale boxed beef prices. Choice carcasses finished with a weekly average of $192.13, up $4.21, and Select moved $3.16 higher finishing at $184.59.


21 Stocker Meeting

22 Alcorn CCA

22 Newton CCA

22 Covington CCA

28 Cattlemen's College

29 Cattlemen's College

31 Producers Heifer
        Sale, Hattiesburg

31 Area Leaders Mtg

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