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  Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   05.19.14 



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Calendar
May
 
  19, 20 Copiah Spring
        Beef Tour
 
  20 Monroe CCA

  22 Lincoln CCA

  24 Brahman Field
       Day, Mendenhall

June

 14 Simmental Field
         Day, Bailey 

 16-18 Making Tracks    


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

MBCIA Newsletter
BCIA

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
Brahman Field Day - Saturday
Brahman Field Day  
Deep South Brahman Association will hold a field day and junior show in conjunction with their annual membership meeting Saturday, May 24.
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 at the Simpson County Junior Livestock Building in Mendenhall.
2014 Mississippi Hay Contest
HayContest    
Entries are being accepted for the 2014 Hay Contest, sponsored by the MSU Extension Service and DuPont Chemicals.
Hay and baleage samples will be judged in three categories with each winner receiving belt buckle.
Complete details are available online.
Cattlemen Helping Cattlemen
   
Following storms across the state, many cattlemen are facing extensive cleanup and repair on their farms and much help is needed.
Any associations or individuals willing to assist a fellow cattleman with these tasks are encouraged to contact MCA for help in coordinating a "workday" in one of these counties.
Just a day of picking up tin, insulation and other debris from someone's hay field will mean a lot to these producers and the moral support will mean even more.
MS/LA Beef & Forage Field Day    
Tylertown
Livestock Producers Sale Barn in Tylertown hosted Saturday's field day.
Dr. Rhonda Vann demonstrated ultra-sound technology and Dr. Richard Hopper conducted a breeding soundness exam.
Sponsors were Walthall County Co-op, Pike County Co-op, Kentwood Co-op, and Agri-Liance.
MS/LA Beef & Forage Field Day 
Tylertown   
Livestock Producers Sale Barn in Tylertown hosted Saturday's field day.
Dr. Rhonda Vann demonstrated ultra-sound technology and Dr. Richard Hopper conducted a breeding soundness exam.
Sponsors were Walthall County Co-op, Pike County Co-op, Kentwood Co-op, and Agri-Liance.

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Notes
 Dr. John Michael
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May 16, 2014

Cash Cattle:
Fed cattle continue to experience limited cash trading volume. The five-area weighted average steer price for the week ended Friday was $146.95, down $3.07 from the previous Friday, and dressed steers averaged $234.06, down $1.99. Live trades in Texas were $144-$146 on Thursday, while in Kansas cattle sold at $145 on Friday. In both Nebraska and Iowa, live and dressed sales were reported at $147-$147.50 and $234-$235, respectively on Thursday.
Feeder steers were mostly steady and feeder heifers were $1-$2 lower in Mississippi markets this week. Lightweight steers were stronger and heifers were mostly even. Cull cows and bulls were mostly steady as well.

Futures:
Live cattle futures ended the week mostly steady with last Friday's close. Feeder cattle futures were higher for all contract months largely due to declining corn prices. From an industry perspective there was limited market moving news. Boxed beef prices jumped early in the week but held steady (around $225 for Choice) the remainder of the week. Cattle harvest volume continues to decline, ending the week 1.5% lower than the previous week and 9.6% below one year ago levels. But, most of this is fairly well known. In terms of news that actually provided direction, equities attempted a rise mid-week with the S&P eclipsing yet another record but then fell back to the end the week.
After the markets closed on Friday USDA released their monthly Cattle on Feed report. The report showed fewer cattle placed (5% lower than last year at 1.636 million head), marketed (2% lower at 1.778) and on feed (1% lower at 10.648).

Beef:
Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed this week with Choice still on the decline and Select moving higher. Both grades started the week lower but jumped higher on Tuesday and finished the week mostly steady. Choice boxes averaged $225.34, down $1.23. Select boxes were $215.16, up $1.76. This narrowed the Choice-Select spread to $10.18, an occurrence that typically happens later in May or early June.
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