Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
2rivers cover
And the winner is..............
At last week's Beef Night at the Dixie National Rodeo, Two Rivers Restaurant of Canton was announced as winner of the "Best Steak in Mississippi" contest.
For the second year, Johnny Stewart, his family, and staff have come out on top of the 75-restaurant field that was nominated for the award.
The entire rodeo was broadcast online by Wrangler Network.
Mississippian Elected to CBB EC
Congratulations to Mike McCormick, our state's representative on the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB), upon being elected to the CBB Executive Committee.
This Checkoff committee administers the Beef Act and Order under the direction of the Board.
Club Calf Sale   
March 1 is the deadline to consign steers and commercial heifers to the Miss. Club Calf Association Prospect Sale.
The sale will be held March 30 at the Newton County Show Barn. Nomination forms and entry rules are available at the MCCA website.
Free BQA Training
BQA  Free Beef Quality Assurance training is available online thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. The free program ends April 15.
 The free online certification can be accessed here.
FARMtastic video
FARMtastic video
We thank all the volunteers and organizations that worked to make FARMtastic at the Dixie National a huge success.
Paul F. Newell Awards 
NewellFFA Newell4H
MCA recently honored two career professionals who work with youngsters and their livestock projects with the presentation of the Paul F. Newell Award.
Jill Wagner received the award for FFA and Shelby Bearden was recipient of the 4-H award.
Star Junior
Cheyenne Ladner received the Star Junior award and $500 for her record book describing her cattle operation at home and the management practices employed there.

GrazonNext HL
Cattle Market
Dr. John Michael Riley   
February 14, 2014 

Cash Cattle:
Cash prices were mixed this week on limited cash sales. The five-area market price ended Friday at $141.99 and $223, respectively for live and dressed. Kansas was the only region to report any noticeable cash trade at $142 live.
Oklahoma City continues to suffer from the winter weather as trade volume was limited again. Feeder cattle traded steady to $2 higher and calves were too limited to call a trend but generally higher. In Mississippi auction markets this week, calves were mostly steady, while feeders were steady to $4 lower.

Live cattle futures ended the week ended the week steady to mildly higher and feeder contracts were roughy $2 higher.
Cattle futures remain under pressure from weakness in the cash and beef markets. Strength in equities lifted prices as traders typically tie these to beef demand.
Corn futures were mixed with nearby contracts higher while deferred contracts were lower. This week's supply and demand report (released Monday) showed fewer bushels available than expected, however markets reacted in the opposite regard. The report is summarized here (link). Exports, however, remain above current forecasted levels.

Wholesale boxed beef was weak once again. The weekly average Choice price was $208.83, down $7.47, Select averaged $207.90, down $7.45. With both down about equally the Choice-Select spread was mostly unchanged at $0.92.


 18 Pontotoc CCA

18 Central Producer
  Advisory Council, Raymond

 20 Lee CCA

 20 NW Producer Advisory
         Council, Verona  

 27 Scott CCA 

Merial color

Positive feed
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
DiscountMerchants members can

 Save at these participating sponsors.