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  Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   06.02.14 



 4 Pike GLCI Field

 5 Covington CCA

 10 Wayne CCA

 14 Simmental Field
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Beef Council on:

Vote Tomorrow

Retail Beef Promotion
  Butchers and market managers attending the AWG Meat Market Seminar learned about the resources available from the Mississippi Beef Council to help merchandise for increased sales.
The beef industry's retail website is aimed at helping grocers train their staff and improve service to their customers.

Fathers Day Ideas
Give Dad something he will enjoy this year.  
 Southern Forages
Books- Southern Forages by Dr. Don Ball $32.00
             Thoughts and Advice from an old Cattleman -
                          by Dr. Gordon Hazard $25.00

MCA logo items: caps, shirts, jackets, sorting sticks,
        colored beef tags

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.
The program begins at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4.
Call (601) 684-2584 to register.
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.

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.

Allied Industry Members

Positive feed

Merial color




Cattle Market
 Dr. John Michael

May 30, 2014

Cash Cattle:
Cash fed cattle were down again 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 cattle sold at $143 in the Southern Plains on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, in Nebraska, live and dressed sales were reported at $145-$146 and $230-$232, respectively. In the Western Cornbelt prices were at $144-$145 and $226-$230, respectively, for live and dressed.
Feeder steers and steer calves in Mississippi auctions this week were mostly $3-$5 lower and feeder heifers and heifer calves were $1-$2 higher on the week. Cull cows and bulls in Mississippi were mostly steady to a tick higher. The Oklahoma City auction took the Memorial Day holiday off.


Live cattle futures started the holiday shortened week on a sour note but moved higher Wednesday and Thursday. Hangover from early reports of lackluster Memorial Day demand weighed heavy Tuesday, but steady cash and beef prices provided a lift mid-week. Friday's daily boxed beef report dipped and added pressure to futures to close the week out. Weakness in the corn market along with the mid-week strength in live futures pushed fall feeder futures close to the $2 mark and all current month's reached contract highs on either Thursday (for fall contract months) or Friday (for winter/spring contracts).
Corn futures continue to move lower. Improved weather is the primary culprit of the weakness in corn prices.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher this week. Choice boxes averaged $233.44, up $2.96. Select boxes were $223.12, up $3.38.
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