Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Learn at Lunch Begins Thursday  

The 3rd annual fall Learn at Lunch series kicks off at noon Thursday with a discussion of "nutritive value of forages for various classes of animals" by Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M University.
View from your computer or your local Extension office.
This year's theme is nutrition, and covers topics relevant to cow/calf and stocker producers alike. The topics will be covered every Tuesday and Thursday in September from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Presenters are from Universities across the country, and recognized as experts in their fields.
Charolais Association Events           
The Mississippi Charolais Association will  host a field day October 5th at the Mississippi State Fair in barn 11. A showmanship clinic for juniors begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by an educational program.
A Charolais heifer will be given to the highest placing Junior Association member in the Charolais heifer show.
For details, contact Greg Crosby, 601-466-7377 or Junior Advisor Tim Lee, 601-466-2136.
Chunk Your Chicken    

Mississippi Beef Ambassador Taylor McNair produced this YouTube video as part of her requirements for the National Beef Ambassador Contest's social media challenge.
Taylor will represent our state in the national competition this fall. Click on her video and help build "views" for her application.

Chunk your chicken, EAT BEEF!
Chunk your chicken, EAT BEEF!

Southern Producers Heifer Sale        
The 12th Annual Southern Producers Replacement Heifer Sale had another successful year as 326 bred heifers averaged $1,775.
Topping the sale at $2,800 each was a lot from Tim Jefcoat.
BCIA Newsletter  
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The September issue of the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association Newsletter is now available.
Members are reminded of the educational meeting and dinner on November 13, the evening prior to the BCIA Bull & Heifer Sale.
Cattlemen's College Wrap-up  

Over 200 producers attended the Cattlemen's College sessions held at Cain Cattle Company and JRW Farms.  
We thank the hosts, sponsors and volunteers who worked to make it a success.   
                         Cattlemen's College 2013 
Cattlemen's College video
Crazy Quesadillas     CrazyQuesadillas

Total recipe time: 25-30 minutes
Makes 4 servings
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 Thursday                
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 30, 2013

Cash Cattle:
Cash fed cattle were steady to $1 lower this week. Trading in the Southern Plains was steady at $123. Nebraska live and dressed sales were $1 lower respectively at $124 and $195-$196. The five-area live cash prices finished at $123.69, up $0.25, and dressed finished at $196.01, down $1.64.
Oklahoma City feeder steers were $1-$3 lower and feeder heifers were steady to $2 lower early in the week.
Mississippi feeder steers were $1-$2 higher and feeder heifers were mixed. Steer calves were mixed but mostly higher and heifer calves were mixed but mostly lower. Cows and bulls were steady.

Live and feeder cattle futures started the week much higher in early trading on Monday. Prices drifted lower throughout the day as corn prices rose, especially feeders. Feeder futures rebounded during the week with corn declining. Live cattle futures mildly and slowly recovered from Monday's decline.
Corn futures finished higher this week but the result is a bit misleading. Contracts started the week gapped higher following recent reports from crop tours. While the corn crop will not be as spectacular as earlier expected, much of the concern is with soybeans. Corn had been following on soybeans' coattails most of last week and early on Monday but that relationship began to break apart and corn moved lower the remainder of the week, thus the misleading week-to-week result.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed this week. Choice continued to climb, albeit marginally and finished with a weekly average of $195.91, up $0.25. Select ended with an average of $184.01, down $0.95. This pushed the spread between the two quality grades higher to $11.90.


 3 Lawrence CCA

 5 GLCI Field Day,

 5 Learn at Lunch

 5 Collegiate CA

 10 Learn at Lunch

 12 Learn at Lunch

 17 Beef/Forage

 17 Learn at Lunch

 19 Learn at Lunch

 21 Town Creek
            Field Day

 24 Pontotoc CCA

 24 Learn at Lunch

 26 Winston CCA

 26 Learn at Lunch


  2-13 State Fair

 17-19  AI School, MSU 

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