Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   07.07.14 



  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

 7 Copiah CCA

 8 Deep South Stocker

 27, 28 Cattlemen's

 28 Risk Management
      Workshop, Collins 


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.

Call to Action Today! 
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Today is the final day to help us reach a goal of 10,000 comments on the proposed EPA rule concerning waters of the United States (WOTUS). Stopping this rule is crucial to protecting our property rights.
Let your voice be heard now by going to and click on the Take Action tab! 
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.
Warm-season Forage Tour
Forage Tour
The Warm-season Forage Tour and Golden Triangle Hay Day is this Thursday, July 10.
Event registration will begin at 8:30 and will last till around 2. Lunch will be served so please call 662.323.5916 by noon on Wednesday!!!
This tour will cover some of the ongoing Warm-season forage research, demonstrations and variety testing. The Hay Day will feature local dealers demonstrating new technologies in Hay Equipment. Hope to see you there!!
Beef Promotion at Dairy Day
Jessica Keyes and Cassie StAmant served beef samples at the recent Dairy Day in Brookhaven.
Pasture & Grazing Seminar  
Join the Pasture Party in Flora on July 17. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at The Gin, 4819 Hwy 22 in beautiful downtown Flora.  
Dr. Rocky Lemus will discuss managing pastures for all species and Dr. Carla Huston will speak on Calving Management.
Admission is free but please call 601.859.3842 to help in meal planning. 
Beef Steak Sandwich Fold-Ups
Click for this great summer treat.

Total recipe time: 30 minutes

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In Memoriam

D.M. Dixon, 89, of Liberty, died June 29. A lifelong cattleman and MCA member, Dixon was a veteran of the World War II Battle of the Bulge.
International Beef Competition
Export sales from India are flourishing now and China and Russia are expected to begin importing beef from India later this year.
India's buffalo-based beef industry exported $4.35 billion in the past fiscal year. There are 105 million buffaloes in India; 16% greater than the U.S. cattle herd.
Allied Industry Members

Positive feed

Merial color



MJCA Field Day
August 2
Hinds Community

Bring your show animals or just come and enjoy the program.

Cattle Market
 Dr. John Michael

July 3, 2014

Cash Cattle:
Cattle markets remain on fire. Cash markets are largely leading the charge. The five-area price is currently at $157.40 for live and $249.45 for dressed on Thursday, both up more than $6 compared to last Friday. Beef markets moved higher through the week as well. Choice and Select carcasses averaged $247.43 and $239.48, respectively up $3.04 and $1.65 for the five trading days through Thursday.


Cattle futures followed the same path. Gains in live cattle futures were higher for the nearest (August) contract, up $3.70 versus Friday, and narrowed as the expiration month moved out. Feeder futures blazed ahead, gaining just under $4 on the nearby August to just over $2 on the deferred May 2015 contract.
Corn futures took a hit Monday as the quarterly Grain Stocks report revealed more grain in elevators across the U.S. than expected at 3.85 million bushels, 132 million more than expected. Also, on Monday, the USDA Acreage report revealed 91.64 million acres of corn planted. The big news from the report was that soybean acres are at 84.84 million, 2.7 million acres more than the average pre-report estimate and 840,000 more than the highest guess.
For more on these reports check out Dr. William's commentary HERE.
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