Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   05.05.14 
Broadlawn Farms
 8 Jones CCA

 8 Greene CCA

 10 Gelbvieh Field
         Day, Sarah

 15 Webster CCA

 17 MS/LA Beef &
       Forage Field
       Day, Tylertown

 22 Lincoln CCA

 24 Brahman Field
       Day, Mendenhall



Making Tracks 2014
Tracks 2014
MJCA members are invited to attend the Wax Junior Leadership Camp June 16 - 18 at Mississippi State University.

Gelbvieh Field Day
The Mississippi Gelbvieh Field Day will be held Saturday, May 10 at Boyd Ranch in Sarah.
The Field Day will begin at 10:00 with a junior program followed by lunch and the adult program presented by Dr. Jane Parish and William McIntosh, representing the American Gelbvieh Association.
MBCIA Newsletter

The May 2014 issue of the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association newsletter is now online. Past issues of the MBCIA newsletter are also available online
Tornado Destruction
Last week's tornados in at least 23 counties left homes, barns and hundreds of miles of fences destroyed around the state.
The Board of Animal Health, MSU Extension Service and MSU College of Veterinary Medicine are making daily site visits and reports on farms and animals in the tornados' wake.
Damage was especially severe for the poultry industry with 75 houses with major damage and 886,000 birds lost.
FFA Foundation-Tornado Report
The worst hit was in Winston County, where there are three FFA Chapters in Louisville, Nanih Waiya and Noxapater. Ag teachers from Louisville FFA and Nanih Waiya FFA both lost their homes and personal belongings to the tornado.
FFA members from Nanih Waiya and Noxapater, and the ag teacher from Noxapater, had parked their vehicles at the Nanih Waiya teacher's house so they could travel together to the National Land Judging Competition in Oklahoma. Needless to say, they came back home immediately after the tornado struck and found their vehicles damaged, destroyed or gone.
In Mantachie, one of the ag teachers there survived the storm with his family, but his home was badly damaged from a falling tree during the tornado. Many of the Mantachie FFA members had property damage as well, but as all of the others, are praising God that they are alive and well.
Many FFA members affected are out in their communities working to help their neighbors and the National Guard and local law enforcement are just beginning to allow people in to help.
There was also storm damage in Rankin, Lee and Wayne Counties, and we are still gathering damage reports from our folks in those areas.
The biggest need at this point is money for the victims to get basic necessities and to put their lives back together. To donate to FFA members and advisors, go to the FFA website for details.
Research Questioned
  WSJ In Friday's, Wall Street Journal, the link between dietary fat and disease was called into question.
The article points out discrepancies in some of the older research linking meat consumption to heart disease.
May is National Hamburger Month 

Enjoy burgers with grilled onions

Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Beef University at Culinary School
Hinds Community College culinary  students learned more about beef during the Beef Council presentation of Beef University.
Following the program, students participated in a cooking demonstration.

Allied Industry Members

Positive feed

Merial color



May 2, 2014

The fed cattle market was steady to $1.00 higher last week. In the South, sales occurred at $146, while in the North live trade was primarily at $148 to $149 on a live basis and $236 to mostly $238 dressed. Boxed beef traded sideways to firmer early in the week, but turned lower late as sellers were forced to discount prices in order to move some inventory. Feeder cattle prices were $1 to as much as $5.00 higher last week while calves were even to $2.00 higher. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 higher. Demand is very good for all classes of feeder and stocker cattle with supplies, especially on lighter weight cattle becoming limited. Corn moved lower as the week progressed amid talk that planting was increasing and getting closer to the seasonal norm for this time of the year.
Check out the Chart of the Day.
Brahman Field Day
Deep South Brahman Association will hold a field day and junior show in conjunction with their annual membership meeting.
Following registration, the judging contest will begin at 10:00 with the meeting and election of officers at 11:00.
After lunch, the junior showmanship contest and show will be held.
The event will be held Saturday, May 24 at the Simpson County Junior Livestock Building in Mendenhall.


Last week's release of the latest census figures shows that Mississippi farms with cattle and calves decrease to 15, 940 from 17,752 reported five years earlier. Cattle numbers declined to 921,508, a reduction of 6.7%.
Nationally, principal farm operators average 58.3 years old and 87% of all U.S. farms are operated by families or individuals. 
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