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Beef Quality Assurance Training 
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Lee County Cattlemen's Association will host a Beef  Quality Assurance Training conducted by Dr. Carla Huston on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m.
Call 662-841-9000 to sign up. The $5 registration fee will include a meal.
National Beef Cook-Off Winners        
DC Food Show     
Nancy Strickland demonstrated two of the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off recipes at the Metro Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, DC Saturday.
Over 20,000 consumers attended the show to see and taste the newest ideas in culinary  arts.
The 2013 winning recipe, Cali-Avocado Steak Salad, was featured in the show.
Elementary School Field Days

Farm Field Days, hosted by Stamps Farms, for Jackson Public Schools students, continues tomorrow in Learned.
Mississippi Beef Council staff will provide an educational stop during the day-long farm event.
Teachers will receive Checkoff material packets to use in their classroom programs.

Miss. BCIA Newsletter   
The Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association newsletter is now available online.
Producers are invited to a dinner and educational program on Wednesday, November 13 prior to the Thursday bull and heifer sale at Hinds Community College.
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Total recipe time: LOW setting: 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 hours; HIGH setting: 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours 
Makes 6 servings   

Mississippi Loves Beef  
BBQ roast  
Mississippi consumers spend $1,060,126,199 annually on beef. That's an average of $357.27 per year on beef products.

Grilling Champions 
US96.3 radio was named champion grilling team at the Mississippi State Fair Celebrity Grilling Contest.
But BEEF was the real winner with all the free publicity generated on the two radio and two television stations that participated.

Celebrity Grilling Contest Teams
Celebrity Grilling Contest Teams Video

Forage & Grassland Conference 
The Mississippi Forage and Grassland Conference will be held Friday, November 15th at the Forrest County Extension office in Hattiesburg.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with exhibits, educational programs and the association business meeting to follow.
Online registration is now open.
Scholarship Applications     
Printable applications for convention scholarships are now online at the MCA website.
The Wax Company scholarships are made possible through the sale of Marshall and Jackson Ryegrass.
The "cattleman's" car tag funds the scholarships presented by the Cattlemen's Foundation and CattleWomen's scholarships are made possible through association fundraisers.
Beef Quality

Cattle Market Notes 

Dr. John Michael Riley
November 1, 2013

Cash Cattle:
Cash cattle sold mostly steady this week. The five-area live and dressed steer price finished the week at $132.19 and $209.07, respectively, down 10 cents and up $1.27. Trading in the Southern Plains was called at $132. In Nebraska, live and dressed cattle sold at $132 and $207-$208, respectively. Similarly, in the Western Cornbelt, live and dressed were at $130-$132 and $208.
Feeder steers in Oklahoma City sold steady to $2 lower early in the week, while steer calves and all heifers sold steady. In Mississippi sales this week, feeder steers were mostly steady and steer calves were $5-$7 higher; feeder heifers were steady and calves were $5-$15 higher; cull cows and bulls were $1-$3 lower; and replacement females were steady to $200 per head lower.


It was a roller-coaster ride this week with cattle futures. Contracts started the week higher following last Friday's dive. Higher boxed beef prices and some mild expectations that cash prices would improve led the way. As beef prices leveled off and drifted lower and cash prices came in steady with the previous week, markets tanked. Outside markets were the proverbial straw that landed on the back of the market. The Fed indicated that it could begin pulling back on it's infusions as early as next month and that pushed equity markets lower. October's Cattle on Feed report (released Thursday afternoon) was somewhat bullish but that was not enough to curtail the sell-off Friday as growing inventories of beef in the freezer (via the Cold Storage report) likely offset the good from the on feed report.
Corn prices fell back once again as harvest and promising crop conditions continue to pressure the market.


Wholesale boxed beef prices started strong through midweek before leveling off. Choice beef averaged $204.56, up $4.47. Select averaged $188.99, up $4.86. This left the spread mostly unchanged at $15.58.


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