Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   06.09.14 



 10 Wayne CCA

 14 Simmental Field
         Day, Bailey 

 17 Wild Hog Seminar,

 17 Newton CCA

 17 Pike CCA

 16-18 Making Tracks

 19 Forrest/Lamar


Registration opens at 5:30 for the 6:30 Wild Hog Seminar at Canton Multi-purpose Complex on June 17.

Management, trapping and rules concerning wild hogs will be discussed.
Admission is free but reservations are required.
Call 601-859-3842 by June 12 for reservations or more information.

Beef Council on:

Tell EPA to stop the land grab!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) recently proposed an expansion of their federal authority over "waters of the U.S."
The EPA/Corps WOTUS Definition is Unlawful.
The agencies have proposed to redefine the definition of "Waters of the United States," and that new definition would require cattle ranchers to get the permission of the federal government anytime they needed to expand, do maintenance, or perform routine activities like driving a tractor through a pasture.
Submit your comment through the online service at NCBA or use the letter drafted on the site.
BCIA Newsletter    
What are custom services charging for cattle processing and hauling?
Find this and more in the June issue of Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association newsletter.

Making Tracks
Tracks 2014  
  The 22nd Annual Making Tracks camp kicks off next week with 44 juniors signed up to attend.
Any junior who applied for camp and has not received their confirmation letter and health form should call the MCA office.
Stress-Free Grilling
Stress-Free Grilling

ADS Alumni? 
Calling all ADS alumni! ADS logo
The Mississippi State University Animal and Dairy Sciences Department is in the process of updating their alumni contact database.
Please send your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address to sbabb@ads.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2802 with this information.
Save the date!
Cattlemen's College
Join us on August 27 in West Point or August 28 in Brookhaven for Cattlemen's College 2014.
Forage Specialist Dr. Don Ball will be on hand each day with a presentation that will help improve your pasture and hay program.
A summer annual is being planted at Mathis Farm today for the grazing demonstration in Brookhaven.
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

Allied Industry Members

Positive feed

Merial color




Cattle Market
 Dr. John Michael

June 6, 2014

Cash Cattle:
Cash fed cattle were down again this week. The five-area weighted average steer price for the week ended Friday was $145.13, up $0.97 from the previous Friday, and dressed steers averaged $231.84, up $1.08. Live cattle sold at $145 in the Southern Plains. In Nebraska, live and dressed sales were reported at $145-$146 and $232-$233, respectively. There were not enough sales in the Western Cornbelt to report a price.
Feeder steers and heifers in Mississippi auctions this week were steady to $5 higher, while steer and heifers calves were steady to $10 higher. Cull cows were steady to $3 higher and bulls were $2 higher. When compared to two weeks ago, cattle sold in Oklahoma City's auction were $1-$3 higher for feeder steers and heifers, while calves were $3-$6 higher.


Live cattle futures ended Friday higher with the largest gains on nearby, June and August, contracts. This continues to support my theory that futures trade is reluctant to fully "buy-in" to the higher market for more deferred contracts. Higher cash markets late in the week lifted spirits in spite of slightly lower beef prices. Export numbers for April were released this week and beef exports were 16.8% above year ago levels. Furthermore, strong equity markets also provided support as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indices eclipsed previous records this week.
Feeder cattle futures finally rose above the $200/cwt mark on Thursday (for the fall line-up of contracts). Take a minute to re-read that previous sentence and ponder the implications.  Higher live cattle and mostly steady corn prices added to the overwhelming support being shown in feeder auction markets across the U.S.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower this week. Choice boxes averaged $231.81, down $1.63. Select boxes were $222.38, down $0.74.
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