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  Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   08.04.14 
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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.


 4 Homeplace Board
       Sale, Hattiesburg

 7 Copiah CCA

 8 Deep South Stocker

 27, 28 Cattlemen's

 28 Risk Management
, Collins

 30 Producers
   Replacement Heifer
   Sale, Hattiesburg  

Cattlemen's College
Join us on August 27 in West Point or August 28 in Brookhaven for Cattlemen's College 2014.
Dr. Dan Scruggs, Zoetis Senior Veterinarian, will discuss herd health issues at this year's events.

Call to Action

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.

One dollar returns $11.20  
At last week's Cattle Industry Summer Conference, results from the recent Checkoff Return on Investment study were announced. Cornell University economists reported that the $1 investment into the Beef Checkoff program yields $11.20 in returns during the period 2006 thru 2013.
Read the report and watch the YouTube video of Dr. Harry Kaiser's study. 
Homeplace Board Sale Tonight
Ten loads of feeder cattle will sell at tonight's Homeplace Producers Feeder Calf Board Sale in Hattiesburg.
Access the online site for descriptions and videos of each lot.
Cattlemen's College 
   Bob McCan

NCBA President Bob McCan will be among the speakers at Cattlemen's College.
He will join Dr. Dan Scruggs, Jennifer Houston, Dr. Don Ball, and Dr. Rocky Lemus for an informative program on August 27 in West Point and August 28 in Brookhaven.

Register online today! 
MJCA Field Day
45 MJCA members enjoyed Saturday's field day where instructors demonstrated showmanship, grooming, nutrition, and hoof-trimming.
Juniors may join MJCA online at
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.
Reminder to scholarship recipients 

To receive your scholarship, you must send proof of enrollment to the MCA office or email to LeAnne at:

Replacement Heifer Sale  
The 12th annual Southern Producers Replacement Heifer Sale will be held August 30 at Hattiesburg Stockyard.
Producers will offer 250 bred heifers with pelvic measurements and a complete health program.

Allied Industry Members

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Cattle Market
 Dr. John Michael

August 1, 2014

Cash Cattle:
Negotiated cash trade was limited. Prices moved higher this week, but steadied from last week's sharp rise. The five-area weighted average steer price for the week ended Friday was $162.97, up $0.11 from the previous Friday, and dressed steers averaged $258.14, up $1.81. Not enough trade negotiated trading took place in Texas. In Kansas limited sales were reported at $162. Similarly in Nebraska trade was at $163-$164 on light volume. Western Cornbelt trade was reported at $161-$163, live, and $255, dressed, but again volume was light.
Feeder steers were mixed this week in Mississippi auctions, ranging from a drop of $7 to higher by $10. Similarly, steer calves were $7.50 lower to $7.50 higher. Feeder heifers were lower but heifer calves were up $7-$15. Cull cows and bulls were steady to $4 higher. Feeder steers and heifers in Oklahoma City's auction were $4-$8 higher and calves were $5-$10 higher.


Fed and feeder futures were slow to accept the Cattle on Feed report from last Friday.  Despite the roller coaster week, most fed and feeder contracts ended the week at least even with the previous Friday's close. Thursday and Friday brought sharp declines and left most contracts near last Friday's level. It appears that hesitation continues to build regarding where contracts should be priced.
Corn prices continue to decline as a result of the great looking crop.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were sharply higher, once again breaking through previous records. Choice boxes averaged $262.07, up $8.30. Select boxes ended the week at an average of $258.95, up $9.80.

Hay Contest
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Entries are being accepted for the 2014 Hay Contest at Mississippi State. Classes for 1. warm-season perennial grass hay, 2. mixed, annual, or other hay, and 3. Grass baleage.
First place winners in each category will be recognized with a Belt Buckle.
Second place and third place winners will receive a plaque.
See the Mississippi Forages webpage for details,
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