Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
FARMtastic February 7 & 8
For an overview of Mississippi's diverse agricultural enterprises, visit FARMtastic in the Trade Mart on Feb. 7 & 8.
Third grade classes are encouraged to sign up for the guided tours of FARMtastic on Friday, February 7th.
Several agricultural associations, agencies and organizations will have displays both days and Saturday will feature the First South Chili Cooking Contest for culinary students.
Click here for a preview of FARMtastic.
FARMtastic will be here February 7 & 8
FARMtastic will be here February 7 & 8

MCA Annual Meeting
Richard Gebhart, Chairman of the NCBA Federation Division, will join us on February 1st at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association.
A fourth-generation Hereford breeder, Gebhart is a university professor, lawyer, retired U.S. Army colonel and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma Beef Council.
Schedule for February 1st:
11:00 a.m. MCA Executive Committee
Noon - President's and Awards Luncheon
2:00 p.m. - MCA Annual Meeting
6:30 p.m. - Scholarship Dinner
All activities will be held in the Mississippi Trade Mart
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BCIA Bull Sale Nominations Due    
Nominations for the Spring MBCIA Bull Sale are due today.
Held in conjunction with the Hinds CC Bull Test Sale, the event is slated for Thursday, March 6 at Raymond.
Beefed-Up Swedish Meatballs 
   Swedish Meat Balls
 Winter Comfort Food

Chill in the air and you're craving a hearty warm dish that tastes great now and even better as leftovers.

Try Beefed-Up Swedish Meatballs
Total Recipe time: 35 to 45 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Miss. Beef Agribition Sale
Consignments to the Mississippi Beef Agribition Sale will be accepted until January 31st.
Show calves, open and bred commercial heifers as well as bulls will be offered at the March 22nd sale in Verona.

Wheels for Bucks is back  
Again this year, Merck is offering our association cash for each empty Ralgro wheel turned in before February 1st.
Drop your wheels by the office, give them to any association officer or bring them with you to the MCA annual meeting at the Trade Mart on February 1.
Cattle Market Notes 

Dr. John Michael Riley  
January 17, 2014

Cash Cattle:
The hot streak continues for cattle and beef prices. The five-area fed steer price ended Friday at $142.39 and $227.27, respectively for live and dressed, up $2.91 and $5.79 compared to last Friday. In the Southern Plains, live cattle were about $3 higher at $142 on Wednesday. In Nebraska, live and dressed cattle sold at $142 (on Thursday) and $226-$229 (on Wednesday), respectively. Western Cornbelt trade took place on Wednesday at $139-$142 for live and $225-$227 for dressed.
Steer and heifer calves in Oklahoma City were steady to $3 higher, feeder steers were steady to $1 lower, and feeder heifers were steady to $2 higher. In Mississippi auction markets steer calves were $2-$7 lower, heifer calves were mostly steady, feeder steers and heifers were $5 higher. Cull cows were $2 lower, cull bulls were $3 higher, and replacements were lower.

The nearby February contract took advantage of the direction in the cash cattle and beef markets, moving higher by $3.65. As the contract month moved further out the gains weakened, implying the market is in a "wait and see" mode. This is not surprising given the record breaking pace. I suspect deferred contracts want to see how demand holds up as these prices move to the retail meat case. Feeder future gains were less dramatic despite a drop in corn prices.
Corn futures were a few pennies per bushel lower this week. Dr. Williams has some comments here. I will add that pressure also came about from lower ethanol production and, more importantly, last Friday's supply/demand report. The report pushed the market higher which led many to send grain to the market. It has been known that producers were holding their corn in storage as a result of the drop in prices. It appears they saw an opportunity and jumped in

Like cash cattle, wholesale boxed beef was much higher this week. Choice boxed beef finished with a weekly average of $224.62, up $14.62. Select averaged $222.17, up $15.64.

 21 George/Jackson CCA

 23 Stone CCA

 23 Marshall CCA

 23 Calhoun CCA

 28 FB Beef Commodity


 1 MCA Annual Meeting

 4-7 Cattle Industry
          Annual Meeting

 7-8 FARMtastic,
           MS Trade Mart


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