Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Area Cattlemen's Meeting Thursday  
 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.
Field Day Pre-registration Extended     
Pre-registration has been extended until Tuesday, September 17th for the field day at Town Creek Farm to be held Saturday, September 21st.
Contact the farm for details and to pre-register for the event.

Win a $100 Gift Certificate    tBone

If your favorite restaruant places in the "Top 10", you could win a $100 gift certificate for a great steak dinner.
Beef lovers should vote for their favorite restaurant in the "Mississippi's Best Steak" Contest.
Vote now at:




Hinds Bull Test & Sale         
Bulls consigned to the Hinds Community College Bull Test are scheduled to arrive October 1 with the test beginning on October 15.
The test is currently at capacity with 94 bulls entered.
Breeders may consign to the waiting list for placement should any bulls withdraw.
The sale will be held March 6, 2014.

Learn at Lunch Tomorrow  

The Learn at Lunch series
continues tomorrow with "By-product Feeds" by Dr. Karl Harborth, LSU AgCenter and "Supplement Evaluation" on Thursday by Dr. Brandi Karisch, Mississippi State University.
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.

BBQ Nachos Watching the game at home?

Not going to the game? You don't have to be at the stadium to tailgate like the pros.
Make sure to keep lean beef on hand to whip up a tasty snack that will keep stomachs from grumbling after halftime.
Try our BBQ "Nachos", made with meaty chunks of beef and waffle fries.

Total recipe time:35-40 minutes
Makes 10 - 12 servings   

Smith Named to USDA Committee 
Congratulations to Dr. David Smith, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine epidemiologist, who was recently named to serve on the U.S. Agriculture Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. He brings 30 years of experience in cattle production systems and disease control to the committee.
Dr. Smith is the Dr. P. Mikell and Mary Cheek Hall Davis Endowed Professor of Beef Cattle Health and Reproduction at MSU-CVM.

Hay Contest    hay9      
Entries in the Mississippi Forage & Grassland Council Hay Contest are due by October 4.  Details are available online.
Also due by October 4 are nominations for the Grasslander Award. To be given at the annual meeting in Hattiesburg on November 15, this award recognizes a forage/livestock producer that is taking the lead on great grazing/livestock management practices to be more sustainable.
To become a member of the Mississippi Forage & Grassland Council, please visit their website.

September Supply
& Demand Report
Dr. Brian Williams
September 13, 2013

After all of the news from crop scouts in the corn belt a few weeks ago, the much anticipated September WASDE report has been released. One of the bigger surprises came with the estimated corn yield. Pre-report estimates were expecting a reduction in corn yields from last month on news that the Iowa corn crop was not as good as previously thought. But, the USDA actually revised yields 0.9 bu/acre higher with a great crop in the South and the Eastern Corn Belt more than offsetting lower yields further West. The increase in yields will result in a record 13.843 billion bushels in corn being harvested this fall. Even with an increase of 55 million bushel in demand, ending stocks were revised up 15 million bushels from last month. Mississippi is expected to top last year's record corn yields with a 170 bu/acre yield.

With reports coming out a few weeks ago of poor pod counts, it is unsurprising that the USDA revised soybean yields down by 1.4 bu/acre to 41.2 bu/acre. This figure is in line with most pre-report estimates. The lower production is partially offset by decreased crush and exports, however ending stocks were still revised down by 70 million bushels from last month to 150 million bushels. This is only 25 million bushels more than last year's ending stocks.


 17 Beef/Forage

 17 Learn at Lunch

 17 Area Cattlemen's
        Meeting, Shuqualak

 17 Lowndes CCA

 19 Learn at Lunch

 21 Town Creek
            Field Day

 24 Pontotoc CCA

 24 Learn at Lunch

 26 Winston CCA

 26 Learn at Lunch


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 17-19  AI School, MSU 

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