Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Beef Boot Camp
Make plans to attend one of the Beef Cattle Boot Camps to be held Friday, April 4 on the MSU South Farm and April 11 at Brown Loam Experiment Station.
The daylong program will cover management areas ranging from forages to fencing. This workshop offers information of interest to both new producers and veterans.
Check out the Extension Service brochure for details.
Beef Day at the Ballpark
MSU123 MSU213  
Mississippi State and Arkansas fans attending Saturday's baseball game were treated to sirloin samples served up by members of the MSU Collegiate Cattlemen's Association and Animal & Dairy Sciences Department faculty.
NCBA Policy Update
NCBA March 2014 Policy Update with Colin Woodall
 with Colin Woodall
  Another Beef Cookoff Winner 

Spanish Beef   
Total recipe time: 45 minutes
Makes 4 servings
U.S. Beef Exports Set Record  
U.S. beef exports set a record in 2013. And while Asia remains a strong center of demand for U.S. beef, you may be surprised to learn that countries in the Middle East are also key export customers. We have more on how the beef checkoff is working to build U.S. beef exports, as Brian Baxter reports from Dubai.
U.S. Beef Exports to the Middle East
U.S. Beef Exports to the Middle East

Save The Dates!   Cattlemen's College
Cattlemen's College will be held August 27 and 28.

Cattle Market 
Dr. John Michael Riley   
March 28, 2014 

Cash Cattle:
Fed cattle cash prices ended the week higher, continuing their weekly record setting pace of late. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $152.26 for live sales, up $2.16, and $243.48 for dressed, up $3.37 to a new record. Live cattle in the Southern Plains traded at $150 to $152. On Tuesday in Nebraska, live sales were from $152-$154 and dressed were at $244-$245. Trade in the Western Cornbelt on Wednesday registered $152 and $244 respectively for live and dressed cattle.
Feeder steers and heifers in Oklahoma City were $1-$3 higher, heavy feeders were $1 lower. Stockers and calves were $3-$6 higher. In Mississippi auction markets, steers and heifers were called $1-$5 higher, while cull cows and bulls were steady.
[ ... For Livestock Prices and Production data and trends CLICK HERE ... ]

Cattle futures ended the week on a higher note. Last Friday's Cattle on Feed report dampened the market's spirit for all of a few minutes in the opening on Monday.
Corn futures were up 1.5%, for more distant months, to almost 3%, for old crop contracts. Monday's prospective plantings report will set the stage for the (most likely delayed) growing season and there was definitely positioning ahead of that report this week.The average guess for planted acres is 93.014 million. However, Thursday's export report provided quite a boost with USDA showing new sales at.1.408 million metric tons for the current marketing year putting total (current and pending) exports at 98% of the USDA forecast compared to a typical level of 77%.
[... Come back Monday for our breakdown of the acreage and inventory reports and listen to weekly podcast which will highlight the markets with emphasis on Monday's reports this Monday afternoon (CLICK HERE) ... ] 


Wholesale  beef was lower this week. Choice boxed beef averaged $239.57 for the week, down $2.84. Select averaged $232.45, down $3.15.



 1 Board Sale, Winona

 3 Clay/Lowndes CCA

 4 Beef Boot Camp, MSU

 7 Amite CCA

 10 Magnolia Beef Expo,
 10 Panola CCA

 11 Beef Boot Camp, Raymond 

Merial color

Positive feed
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
DiscountMerchants members can

 Save at these participating sponsors.