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  Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   07.14.14 



 15 Scott CCA

 15 Forage Field Day,

 17 GLCI Pasture
       Party, Flora

 17 Marshall CCA


 2 MJCA Field Day,

 4 Homeplace Board
       Sale, Hattiesburg

 7 Copiah CCA

 8 Deep South Stocker

 27, 28 Cattlemen's

 28 Risk Management
, 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.

MJCA Field Day 

Mississippi Junior Cattlemen's Association members are invited to a field day on August 2 at Hinds Community College.
You may bring your show cattle or just come and enjoy the program.
Please phone the MCA office to help in planning lunch.

Forage Field Day in Alcorn Co.
A forage field day will be held tomorrow, July 15, at Chip Trulove & Frank Harville Farm near Corinth.
The program begins at 8:30 with Drs. Brandi Karisch, Rocky Lemus, and John Byrd presenting talks on nutrition, summer annuals, hay production, and weed control.
Please call 662-286-7755 to help in planning lunch.
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. 
Cattlemen's College, West Point
Join us on August 27 at Town Creek Farm for Cattlemen's College.
In addition to a  great program, you will see one of the nation's finest herds of Brangus cattle and Town Creek's world-class working facilities.
Be there!
Deep South Stocker Conference  
TriState Stocker  
Mississippi is again hosting the Deep South Stocker Conference for cattlemen in the three-state area.
Tours are planned for Thursday, August 7, with the conference and trade show slated for Friday.
Go to the Deep South website for registration information.
Crazy Quesadillas
Try these quesadillas tonight!

Total recipe time: 25 to 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Farm Service Agency Programs 
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A number of new programs in the 2014 Farm Bill can help producers guard against a disaster, but annual acreage reporting is required on all forage and cropland.
The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides payments for grazing losses due to drought and livestock deaths due to adverse weather.
Contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for information on risk management tools that can help those who suffer livestock or grazing losses.
In Memoriam 

We extend our sympathy to the family of Paul Murry of Columbia. Visitation is tonight with funeral services tomorrow.
Paul was a longtime representative of The Wax Company and a friend of cattlemen around the state.
Texas Passes Checkoff
Texas cattlemen recently voted to increase their investment in the beef checkoff.
They join the other southern states of Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia with a state program that will increase beef demand through promotion, education, and research.

Allied Industry Members

Positive feed

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Cattle Market
 Dr. John Michael

July 11, 2014

Cash Cattle:
After a spectacular run, cash fed cattle shifted lower this week. The five-area weighted average steer price for the week ended Friday was $155.99, down $1.61 from the previous Friday, and dressed steers averaged $247.22, down $2.26. Live cattle sold at $155-$156 in the Texas panhandle and at $156 in Kansas on Thursday. In Nebraska, live and dressed sales were reported at $155-$157 and $246-$249, respectively, on Thursday.
Feeder steers and steer calves in Mississippi auctions this week were mostly steady; while heifer calves were mostly $6 higher and feeder heifers were about $3 higher. Cull cows and bulls were mostly steady.


What goes up eventually comes down, even if it could (and should) move higher again.
Such was the case this week in both live and feeder futures. Feeders took the brunt of the punch and went three straight days with limit down moves and now all fall delivery contract months are at/near the $210 mark while 2015 contracts are roughly $205. Cash cattle moved lower which added some pressure, but it appears the primary culprit is non-commercial traders (those with no actual cattle to protect) who decided the run was enough and took their toys and went home (i.e., exited their positions).  On Friday, USDA's supply and demand report did little to help when they reported that beef supplies should be higher than the previous month's estimate since the market has and will pull more head to market.
New crop corn futures were about 32 cents lower this week. Friday's USDA supply/demand report indicated more corn is expected to be available at the end of the upcoming marketing year.

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