Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Win a $100 Gift Certificate 


Voting is now open for our "Mississippi's Best Steak" Contest.  Beef lovers should vote for their favorite restaurant to recognize their great steaks and to have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to that restaurant.


Southern Producers Heifer Sale        

Southern Producers Heifer Sale 13
Heifer Sale video

Learn at Lunch Tomorrow  

The Learn at Lunch series
continues tomorrow with "Matching supplementation to available forage" by Dr. Paul Beck, Univ. of Arkansas and "Receiving/weaning diets" on Thursday by Dr Mark McCann, Virginia Tech.
View from your computer or your local Extension office.
Nutrition 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.
Cattlemen's Field Day in Clay Co.    

The new Town Creek Farm sale facility will be completed in time to host a field day on September 21st.
Contact the farm for details and to pre-register for the event.
Area Cattlemen's Meeting  
Tanner Farms will host an area cattlemen's meeting at their Shuqualak sale barn on September 17th at 6:30 p.m.
All cattlemen are invited to hear Dr. Brandi Karisch's presentation on bull selection.
Please call the Noxubee County Extension office at 662-726-4326 to pre-register.
Tailgating Time
Aloha Beef Sliders
Aloha Slider
Total recipe time: 25-30 minutes

Makes 4 servings    
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.
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.

Cattle Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
September 6, 2013

Cash Cattle:
eCash fed cattle were roughly $1-$2 lower this week. As has been the case more often than not lately, too few cash (negotiated) trades had occurred by early Friday for reports to call a trend. The five area live and dressed steer prices were, respectively, $122.42 and $194.22, down $1.10 and $1.79.
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 ended the holiday shortened week lower. Depressed cash cattle prices with only steady Choice beef prices (but lower Select) closed the week.
Corn futures finished lower. The first trading day of the week (Tuesday) saw markets much higher, but by the time it closed for the day they had completely engulfed the previous Friday's trading range and finished lower. Following that, prices drifted lower the remainder of the week. Weather concerns drove the market up early Tuesday but that fell apart quickly and pushed prices higher. Given that harvest is underway in the southern region of the U.S. (moving as far north as the southern Cornbelt) tells me that a weather premium might not be much of a premium anymore and that appears to be what played out this week.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed again this week. Choice steadied out and finished with a weekly average of $195.9, up $0.03. Select was much lower and ended with an average of $181.79, down $2.22.


  10 Learn at Lunch

 12 Alcorn CCA

 12 Learn at Lunch

 17 Beef/Forage

 17 Learn at Lunch

 17 Area Cattlemen's
        Meeting, Shuqualak

 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 

Positive feed
Merial color


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