Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
$4,500 Shopping Spree       
B&B Cattle Co.
Bozeman Farms
Caldwell Hereford Ranch
Calyx Star Ranch
Clear Creek Cattle Co.
Deep South Bull Group
Dyess Farms
GLB Farms
JRW Farms
Rogers Bar HR
Sedgewood Plantation
Southern Shine Pastures
Tanner Farms
Thames Angus Farms
Town Creek Farm
West Point

Only 3 weeks remain in the fall membership drive and the chance to get in on $4,500 in prizes.
Two $1,000 purchase credits (redeemable at any of the 15 Gold Buckle Farms) will be presented to the top recruiters.
Click here for details.
Scholarship Applications Due Soon 

Children and grandchildren of MCA members are reminded that applications for convention scholarships are due by December 16th.  
Printable application forms 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.
Star Junior & Cattleman of the Year
   Nominations are being taken for Cattleman of the Year in both purebred and commercial categories. Counties and breed associations are encouraged to nominate producers who practice excellence in their operations.

Junior cattlemen may enter their cattle project for recognition in Star Junior's two age categories. Contact MJCA advisor LeAnne Peters for Star Junior applications. 

Collegiate CattleWomen's Assoc.  

The newly-organized Collegiate CattleWomen's chapter established at Miss. State University had 7 entries in their Chili Contest last week with Stephen Parker's recipe claiming top honors.
Fifty spectators were on hand to sample the entries and bid on silent auction items donated by area businesses.
Tailgating or Homegating?  
Enjoy great beef dishes like Hearty Steak and Bean Chili  while watching this week's games.

Or try any of the other fall comfort foods featuring beef.

Charolais Association Sale 
The Mississippi Charolais Association held their consignment sale at Hinds Community College Saturday with buyers from 7 states taking home the 56 lots. Bill & Raye Arlitt topped the sale with a recipient due in December at $5,800.
For information on joining the association, contact Greg Crosby, 443 Hwy 590E, Seminary, 39479.

Cattle Market Notes 

Dr. John Michael Riley
November 22, 2013

Cash Cattle:
Cash cattle were mostly steady once again this week. The five-area live and dressed steer price finished the week at $130.45 and $206.45, respectively down $0.40 and up $1.45. Live cattle sales in the Texas Panhandle was called at $131 on Thursday. Kansas live trade registered $130 late in the week. In Nebraska, live and dressed cattle, respectively, sold at $130-$131.50 and $207. In the Western Cornbelt live cattle trade was reported at $130 and dressed cattle sold at $207.Most feeder steers in Oklahoma City sold steady this week with those over 800 pounds being $2-$3 higher. Feeder heifers were steady to a bit weaker and all calves were $3-$5 higher. In Mississippi auction markets this week feeders were mixed, with steers ranging from $1 lower to $10 higher and feeder heifers ranged from $5 lower to $10 higher. Calves were steady to $7 higher. Cull cows were $2-$3 higher and bulls were $1-$2 higher.


Live cattle futures were under pressure early in the week before recovering some of their losses as the week closed.  Over the past two weeks cash markets have stagnated while wholesale beef prices have slid lower. This has created uneasiness amongst futures market traders. Even as cheaper corn late last week was seen as a positive for the industry, expectations of heavier cattle - as a result of the lower cost of gain - offset the jubilation. Prices moved higher as the week drew to a close, an indication that cattle futures may have moved too far south too quickly. Friday's Cattle on Feed report revealed more cattle were placed onto feed last month leaving a few more available in the coming months than was expected. This could set a bearish tone to start the new Thanksgiving shortened week on Monday.
Corn finished the week just about even with last Friday's close.The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal last Friday to reduce the mandated quantity of ethanol and other renewable fuels to be blended with gasoline sent the market in a nose dive. This sparked some interest from buyers which stabilized the market and then pushed it higher during the remainder of the week.



Wholesale beef prices dropped all week. Choice beef averaged $199.28, down $2.97. Select averaged $187.63, down $0.87.


 2 Amite CCA

 5 Lafayette CCA

 5 Forrest/Lamar CCA

 9 Jasper CCA

 10 Tate/DeSota CCA

 10 Pontotoc CCA

Merial color
Positive feed

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