Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
265 Donors in Blood Drive    
Beef Up The  
Jones County Cattlemen's Association completed another successful blood drive in Laurel with 265 donors participating.
The members grilled burgers for donors at  South Central Regional Medical Center during a three-day drive in August.
Town Creek Field Day  
Town Creek Field Day
Town Creek Field Day Video

A large crowd was on hand for the program and to view the new facilities at Town Creek Farm near West Point.
Win a $100 Gift Certificate     MBS154

If your favorite restaurant 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:




Beefin' up the Bulldogs          
Beefin' up the Bulldogs - Farmweek
Beefin' up the Bulldogs - Farmweek
MSU Extension Services' Farmweek featured coverage of the Mississippi State football team  getting a taste of life on the farm as cattlemen treated the players to a steak dinner.
Last Chance to Learn at Lunch
LearnatLunchThe Learn at Lunch series
concludes this week with tomorrow's session, "Minerals for the Stocker Operation" by Dr. Lawton Stewart, Univ. of Georgia and "Minerals and the Cow Herd" on Thursday by Dr. Phillip Lancaster, Univ. of Florida.
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.

 The answer to "What's for dinner?".
Muffin Style Pizza
Total recipe time:25-30 minutes 
Makes 6 servings   

17th Annual Field Day  
Marshall County Cattlemen's Association will co-host the "Cattle and Timber: Hand in Hand" field day Saturday, September 28 on the Calvin Ozier Farm in Holly Springs.
Senator Melanie Sojourner, Forestry Committee Chair, will be the keynote speaker.
Pre-registration at 662-252-3541 is required.
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.
Freezer Beef   
The MSU Livestock Judging Team now has freezer beef (same quality as previous steers) that can be sold whole, side or quartered. The cost will be $2.05/lb based on the hot carcass weight.
It can be cut and wrapped however you would like and the carcass will have a good dry age of about 28 days. There are 5 sides of the judging team steers left to move. Contact Kipp Brown at kippb@ext.msstate.edu
HeartoTX Heart of Texas Sale

Saturday, October 5
Groesbeck, Texas

1,350 head
of quality replacement females

Cattle Market
Dr. John Michael Riley
September 20, 2013

Cash fed cattle were mostly steady this week. Live cattle were reported up $1 at $124 in the Southern Plains. Not enough trade has been reported to call a trend in Nebraska or Iowa. The five area live steer price was $122.70, down $0.30.
In Oklahoma City on Monday, feeder steers sold $3-5 higher; feeder heifers were steady to $1 higher; and calves were mostly steady. Mississippi feeder steers were called $3-$10 lower for the week and feeder heifers were $2-$5 lower. Cows were $1-$5 lower and bulls were $1-$3 lower.

Live and feeder cattle futures finished the week higher (excluding the front month feeder cattle contract). Most live and feeder contracts started the week higher before slipping to close the day Monday and again on Tuesday, then rallied to close the week. The Federal Reserve Board announced Wednesday they would continue to attempt to ease the economic woes in the U.S. Most had expected a pull back by the Fed, and so markets rallied, including cattle futures. Also during the week there was positioning ahead of the Cattle on Feed report, which showed significantly fewer cattle on inventory than expected (more detail here). Expect markets to open higher due to the on feed report (barring outside market issues).
Corn futures were lower again this week. The big crop that just will not shrink continues to pressure the market. Crop conditions remain favorable and exports are weak, neither of which are helping prices.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower again this week. Choice finished with a weekly average of $192.94, down $0.77, while Select dipped lower to $176.31, off $1.89.


 24 Pontotoc CCA

 24 Learn at Lunch

 24 Warren, Jefferson,
        Claiborne CCA

 26 Winston CCA

 26 Scott CCA

 26 Learn at Lunch

 28 Marshall Field Day


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 17-19  AI School, MSU 

Positive feed
Merial color


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