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  Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   06.30.14 

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.




 5 County Fair,
       Ag Museum

 8 Simpson Co. Field
      Day, Mendenhall

 10 Warm-season
    Forage Tour, MSU

 15 Scott CCA

 15 Forage Field Day,

 17 GLCI Pasture          Party, Flora


 2 MJCA Field Day,

 4 Homeplace Board
       Sale, Hattiesburg

 8 Deep South Stocker

 27, 28 Cattlemen's

 28 Risk Management
      Workshop, Collins 


Beef Council on:

Record Prices 
Cattle prices continue to move higher at sale barns across the state.
Southeast Mississippi Livestock reported last week that they set a new per-head-average record of $1,004 for all 1,293 cattle in Monday's Hattiesburg sale.
Simmental Field Day
                       Simmental Field Day Video
Simmental Field Day Video

Simmental enthusiasts met at B&B Cattle Co. for their annual field day. Anyone interested in an ad in the Mississippi Simmental Association directory should contact Beth Tartt, 601.737.8718.


The truth about undercover videos
Fact:  These videos represent abuses that are extremely disgraceful to a beef community that is fully committed to raising animals humanely and does not tolerate mistreatment of cattle.
Despite undercover videos showing footage of disturbing animal abuse, it is not a normal or acceptable occurrence.  The beef industry does not condone any mishandling of livestock on the farm or ranch or in the packing facility.
In 1996, the farmer and rancher code of conduct was put into writing to condemn the mistreatment of cattle. Any individual who witnesses inappropriate cattle treatment is responsible for making every effort to stop it immediately.
Anyone who mistreats animals must be reported immediately, and should be punished in accordance with the law. The entire beef community-from farmers and ranchers to the federal government-must continue to work to improve all cattle welfare, and put a stop to abuse.
Forage Field Day in Simpson Co.
A forage field day will be held July 8 at Broadhead Cattle Farm in Simpson County. The program begins at 8:30 with alfalfa production, hay management and weed control among the topics covered.
Please call 601-847-1335 to help in planning lunch.
Ribeye Steak Sandwich Fundraisers 
Several county cattlemen's associations have long-running fundraisers at local festivals. Hinds County participates in Raymond Day and Copiah County grills at the Tomato Festival. 
Both counties use the events to sponsor their scholarship fund.
For details on starting a steak sandwich sale in your county, contact the MCA office.  
July 4 Grilling Idea
Try Flat Iron Steaks with Grilled Corn and Cumin-Lime Butter flat iron & corn

Total recipe time: 55 to 60 minutes
Marinade Time: 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings
Save the Date - MJCA Field Day

The Miss. Junior Cattlemen's Association will hold a field day at Hinds Community College on Saturday, August 2.
Watch next week's Monday Memo for details.

Allied Industry Members

Positive feed

Merial color



Cattle Market
 Dr. John Michael

June 27, 2014

Cash Cattle:
Cash fed cattle were higher this week, with both live and dressed nearing previous record highs set back in late-March. The five-area weighted average steer price for the week ended Friday was $151.35, up $2.31 from the previous Friday, and dressed steers averaged $236.38, up $5.52. Live cattle sold at $154-$155 in the Texas panhandle and Kansas. In Nebraska, live and dressed sales were reported at $154-$156 and $245, respectively. Sales in the Western Cornbelt were at $154 and $243-$245, respectively for live and dressed.
Feeder steers in Mississippi auctions this week were $5-$10 higher and feeder heifers were steady to $2.50 higher. Most all calves were steady. Cull cows and bulls were $5 higher. Feeders in Oklahoma City's auction were steady to $2 higher, while calves were $4-$5 lower.


Futures were higher again this week, seemingly breaking records each trading day. The remaining 2014 contracts had the largest gains on the week, up roughly $4.00 to $5.50 depending on the contract. Deferred 2015 contracts were up about $2. Wholesale beef prices moved higher throughout the week providing the bulk of the support. Last Friday's Cattle on Feed report was right in-line with expectations but continued to indicate few cattle/beef supplies and fewer will be available moving forward (see the results HERE). Monday's Cold Storage report echoed that sentiment, showing a sharp decline in May inventories of beef and pork supplies, which pushed fed futures up limit the following day.
Corn futures were lower this week. The nearby July (old crop) contract showed the most weakness, dropping 11 cents per bushel compared to the previous Friday. It has been a fairly dull time in the corn market thus far in June, but that will change Monday with release of the Acreage report, which will provide a clearer picture of planted acres.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher this week, breaking through the high set a few months back. Choice boxes averaged $244.39, up $6.00. Select boxes averaged of $237.83, up $7.05.
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