Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Junior Cattlemen's Directors    
   directors 2013
Tucker Wagner was elected President of the Miss. Junior Cattlemen's Association for the coming year.  Emily Parker is  Vice President and Peyton Williams will serve as Secretary/Treasurer.
New Leaders in the Top 10      
Vote today and if your favorite steak restaurant places in the top 10 on October 15th, you might win a $100 beef certificate.
Today's top vote-getters.
Anthony's, West Point
Como Steak House, Como
Cowbells Sports Grill, Starkville
Golden Horn, Columbus
Nails One Stop, Stewart
Shapley's, Ridgeland
Sonny's Smokehouse, Ackerman
The Caboose, McComb
Twin Rivers, Canton
Wyndale Steak House, Terry
Replacement Heifer Contest Winners 
Will Gibson was winner of the Replacement Heifer Contest and a 16' livestock trailer donated by Herrington Brothers. Placing second was Cameron Crawford followed by Cheyenne Ladner, Natalie McCormick, J.T. Prisock and Jacob Manning.
Contest sponsors were: Campo Farms; Courtesy Motors, Inc.; Herrington Brothers; JRW, LLC; McDaniel Farms; Merial; Mississippi Simmental & Simbrah Association; Mississippi State University Extension Service; Mississippi Cattlemen's Association; American Livestock Insurance; Southeast Mississippi Livestock; Southern Producers Heifer Sale Group; T Smith Company; Tartt Management Corporation; Triple S Farms; and The Wax Company. 
Junior Beef Show Today 
Judging continues today at the Mississippi State Fair junior breeding show with 504 entries competing. The commercial heifer classes have 160 head showing and in Saturday's steer show, 99 entries competed.
Forage Bull Test Deadline Nears               
Nominations for the South Mississippi Gain on Forage Bull Test in Tylertown are due by October 15th.
Details are available online.
Beef Barn on the Midway 

Volunteers are still needed to grill and serve ribeye steak sandwiches on the midway at the Mississippi State Fair.
Contact Teri at 601-354-8951or joinmca@telepak.net to sign up.

 Spooky Sloppy Joes
Total recipe time: 30 minutes 
Makes 4 servings   

Miss. BCIA Newsletter 
The October 2013 issue of the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association newsletter is now available online.
Remember the educational meeting and supper on November 13, the evening prior to the Fall Bull & Heifer Sale at Raymond.
BCIA dues are only $5.

Beef Quality

Cattle Market

Dr. John Michael Riley
October 4, 2013

Well, due to the fiasco taking place in our nation's capital there are no reports to provide cash market direction. Granted trading has continued to take place but (surprise, surprise) no one is willing to make this information public without mandatory reporting. The lack of USDA reports will create some hiccups. Many fed cattle formula prices are based on USDA cash market reports. The live cattle futures price, while not based solely on USDA reports as it is cash settled, derives quite a bit of information from these reports. All basis contracts could very well suffer from the lack of price transparency. The feeder cattle futures contract is not cash settled and is based on an index from multiple cash market reports across the U.S.
Futures markets continued to trade throughout the shutdown. Excluding the nearby October live cattle futures contract fed cattle futures were moderately higher. Feeders are still reveling in the September on feed report and declining corn prices. All 2014 contracts were triple digit higher (January up almost $2, all others $2.10 or higher than last week).
Corn continues to decline.
On Monday (prior to the screeching halt by most things operated by USDA) USDA NASS released their quarterly grain stocks report which sent the market reeling. Total corn inventories as of September 1, 2013 totaled 824 million bushels. Pre-report expectations had called for this number to be 681 million (average across all estimates). The highest guess called for 750 million bushels to be in storage, so the reported total was 9% above the highest estimate. As a result corn prices tumbled Monday and then moved slightly higher the rest of the week.
  2-13 State Fair

 3 Forrest/Lamar CCA

 8  Noxubee CCA

 17-19  AI School, MSU

 25 SE Forage Day,


 1 NE Forage Day, 


Positive feed
Merial color


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