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  Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   05.26.14 




  30 Neshoba CCA


 4 Pike GLCI Field

 5 Covington CCA

 10 Wayne CCA

 14 Simmental Field
         Day, Bailey 

 16-18 Making Tracks    


Top 10 cattle counties

1 Covington
2 Lincoln
3 Walthall
4 Pearl River
5 Jones
6 Hinds
7 Newton
8 Amite
9 Scott
10 Monroe
Making Tracks 2014
Tracks 2014
MJCA members are invited to attend the Wax Junior Leadership Camp June 16 - 18 at Mississippi State University.

Sign up for Making Tracks today!
Tracks 2014
  Juniors are encouraged to sign up for the Wax Junior Leadership Camp June 16 - 18 at Mississippi State University.

This year's activities will include:
AI Workshop
Vet School Tour
Judging Practice
Town Creek Farm Dinner

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Post pictures of your great beef meals on the Mississippi Beef Council's Instagram site, @msbeefcouncil.
Homeplace Board Sale
Homeplace Sale  
Nomination forms for calves entering the Homeplace Producers Feeder Calf Board Sale are due by Friday, June 20.
The sale will be held August 4 at Southeast Livestock Producers Auction in Hattiesburg.

GLCI Pike County Field Day    

Producers are invited to the Bobby McKennis Farm in Pike County for a Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative program. Topics will include: conservation programs, forage management, solar wells, and fence construction.
Call (601) 684-2584 to register.
Summer Intern

We welcome Jessica Keyes to the Beef Council office where she will spend the summer working on beef promotion projects around the state.
Jessica is a Mississippi State University senior majoring in nutrition and her career goals include becoming a Registered Dietician.
2014 Mississippi Hay Contest
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.

NCBA Washington Office Update
NCBA Washington Office Update
Allied Industry Members

Positive feed

Merial color



Cattle Market
 Dr. John Michael

May 23, 2014

Cash Cattle:
Cash fed cattle were down about $2 this week. The five-area weighted average steer price for the week ended Friday was $144.69, down $2.26 from the previous Friday, and dressed steers averaged $232.26, down $1.08. Live trades in Texas were $143-$144 on Thursday, while in Kansas cattle sold at $144 on Friday. In both Nebraska, live and dressed sales were reported at $144-$145.50 and $230-$234, respectively. In the Western Cornbelt prices were a tick stronger were at $145-$146 and $230, respectively, for live and dresses.
Feeder steers in Mississippi auctions this week were once again mostly steady but remain at the record levels experienced the past few weeks. Feeder heifers were $1-$2 lower on the week. Lightweight steers were much stronger, up $2-$7, while  heifer calves were mostly even. Cull cows and bulls in Mississippi were mostly steady as well. In Oklahoma City, heavy feeder steers were $3-$6 higher, light feeder steers were steady to $3 higher. Feeder heifers were called steady to $2 higher in Oklahoma City, while steer calves were firm to $4 higher and heifer calves were steady to firm.


Live cattle futures surged higher on Monday in the wake of the Cattle on Feed report. This was followed by a mostly quiet market mid-week. As the week closed out, prices began to slide. News of cash markets being down about $2 was the primary reason for the decline. Boxed beef prices moved higher early in the week before leveling off, which provided support. Also of note, the ground beef recall is likely sticking in market participants minds but appear to be having a limited impact thus far indicating the supply side of the market is in the driver seat for the time being.
Corn futures ended the week lower as planting progress is finally taking shape. U.S. growers were 73% complete as of May 18, an increase of 14 percentage points. This compares to a 5-year average of 76%, so after a slow start we once again see just how quickly producers today can (literally) make up ground. Mississippi looks to be mostly finished at 97% complete. As a result, the market gained some confidence in the crop and removed a bit of the "weather premium".

Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher this week with both Choice and Select rising early in the week before leveling off around $231 and $220, respectfully, by the week's end. Choice boxes averaged $230.48, up $5.14. Select boxes were $219.74, up $4.58.
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