Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Telling Your Story

The full-length documentary film "Farmland," by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker James Moll is on tap to hit the big screen in spring 2014.
Farmland will take an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their '20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming businesses.
This film was made with support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, which is funded, in part, by the beef checkoff. 

Over 800 children from Oktibbeha County attended the week-long FarmTastic at Mississippi Horse Park.
CattleWomen's Association and Beef Council staff and volunteers helped with the event sponsored by Farm Bureau and MSU Extension Service.
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.
Miss. BCIA Sale Thursday 
The BCIA Fall Bull & Heifer Sale begins at noon Thursday with 29 bulls and 50 heifers cataloged.  Hinds Community College will again host the event with remote bidding sites in Verona and Batesville.
Italian Beef Pot Pie   
This week's recipe comes from the finalists in the National Beef Cook-Off Contest.
Beef Pot Pie
Total recipe time: 40 minutes 
Makes 4 servings   

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.
Bull Testing     
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Jackson/George County Cattlemen's Association held their first ever Bull Testing Event Saturday where Dr. Craig Harrell examined bulls from 10 herds.
Current MCA members received a reduced cost for the test.
November Crop Supply & Demand     
by Dr. John Michael Riley
The reports we have been waiting for over a month (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report and Crop Production) were finally released mid-day Friday and brought about a few surprises. Projected 2013 soybean production in the U.S. was revised higher from September's 3.03 billion bushels to 3.26 billion bushels, slightly higher than pre-report estimates of 3.22 billion bushels. The U.S. corn production estimate was revised up to 13.99 billion bushels this month compared to 13.84 in September, but lower than pre-report expectations of 14.03. Corn yield was estimated to be 160.4 bu/acre versus 155.3 reported in September and 159.2 expected.
The big surprise in the WASDE report for corn and soybeans was not production, but rather demand for both crops projected much stronger than expected. Corn use for feed was revised up by 100 million bushels and corn exports came in very strong with a 175 million bushel increase compared to September. Soybean demand was also strong with soybean crush up 30 million bushels and soybean exports increased by 80 million bushels.
With respect to cotton, estimated U.S. production was raised to 13.11 million bales, up from September's 12.90 as a result of higher projected yields. The national yield is currently pegged at 808 pounds per acre, up 12 pounds from September. Use was mostly unchanged at 14.00 million total bales, up 100,000. Some slight revisions in last year's carryover left the projected carryover for 2013-2014 marketing year up 100,000 bales to 3.0 million. Global carry-over was raised to 95.71 million bales compared to 94.73 two months ago. Domestic stocks-to-use is currently at a manageable 21%, while global stocks-to-use is at a dismal 87%.
Mississippi soybeans yield is currently pegged at 43 bushels per acre, two bushels per acre behind last year's record of 45. The state's corn yield is expected to surpass last year's record with the current estimate at 180 bushel per acre for the statewide average yield. Cotton yield in Mississippi is projected at 1,090 pounds per acre which would break the previous record 1,024.
Beef Quality

Cattle Market Notes 

Dr. John Michael Riley
November 8, 2013

Cash Cattle:
Cash cattle were lower this week. The five-area live and dressed steer price finished the week at $130.95 and $206.04, respectively, down $1.24 and $3.03. Trading in the Southern Plains was called at $131.
Feeder steers and heifers in Oklahoma City sold steady and calves were $1-$3 higher. In Mississippi sales this week, feeder steers were $3-$4 lower, feeder heifers were mixed and all calves were steady to $10 higher. Cull cows were $1-$2 higher and bulls were steady. Replacement females were steady to $50 per head higher.


Live cattle futures contracts ended the week in positive territory compared to the previous Friday's close. Friday brought about a significant jump as conditions in the general economy improved which typically corresponds to a better outlook for beef demand. Employers added 204,000 jobs in October compared to an expected 120,000 from analysts.
Feeder cattle futures were higher as well, but followed a separate path. Feeders trended higher throughout the week before slipping on Friday. This was largely the inverse of the corn market which is currently the dominant indicator of feeder price movements. Corn futures were drifting lower throughout the week on the continued news of better yields across the U.S. and decent forecasts for harvest over the next fews days. Markets were also pricing in pre-report expectations of a larger carry-over to be revealed in Friday's supply and demand report. The report did show an increased yield (160 bushels per acre compared to 155 in September but not too far off from pre-report expectations were 159). However, harvested acres were lowered just a bit and corn demand was increased which offset the higher yield and pulled ending stocks below expectations. As a result, corn futures surged Friday which hampered feeder prices.   



Wholesale boxed beef began leveling off late last week and the sentiment remained this week. Choice beef averaged $204.47, down $0.09. Select averaged $189.99, up $1.00.


 11 Wilkinson CCA
 12 Wayne CCA

 12 Yalobusha CCA
 14 BCIA Fall Bull &
        Heifer Sale

 14 Newton CCA

 14 Covington CCA

 15  Forage Conference,

 19 Lee CCA BQA

 21 Rankin CCA

 21 Oktibbeha CCA

 21 Scott CCA

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