Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                   08.18.14 
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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.

 19 Kemper CCA

 21  Lee CCA

 21 Pike CCA

 25 Lowndes CCA

 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.

Cattlemen's College 
Register today and attend Cattlemen's College to receive Dr. Don Ball's latest book, Forage & Livestock Quotes & Concepts.
In addtion to Dr. Ball, speakers will include   Dr. Dan Scruggs, Jennifer Houston, Bob McCan, and Dr. Rocky Lemus.
The program begins at 8:15 with a grazing and herbicide demo.

Register online today! 
Replacement Heifer Sale 
The 12th Annual Southern Producers Replacement Heifer Sale will be held Saturday, August 30 at Hattiesburg Stockyard.
Producers will offer 250 bred heifers with pelvic measurements and a complete health program.
Videos, photos and sale details are available online.
Forage Newsletter  
Thinking about winter grazing?
The August issue of Forage News from Mississippi State University is now posted online.
Area Leaders Meetings

Pontotoc A
County association leaders and Extension agents from nine counties met at Pontotoc Co. Extension Service for an update on MCA activities and programs.
The sixth and final area meeting will be held August 30 prior to the Producers Heifer Sale at Hattiesburg stockyard.
Association officers and membership committee members are encouraged to RSVP the MCA office and attend this meeting.
BCIA Newsletter 
The August issue of Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association newsletter is available online..

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Allied Industry Members

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Yields Revised
Up for Most
Major Crops
 Dr. Brian Williams
August 12, 2014

Tuesday's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) left new crop U.S. corn ending stocks 7 million bushels higher than a month ago and yields revised up 2.1 bu/acre to 167.4. Although yields were revised up, they are still quite a bit lower than expected, with the average trade estimate falling at 170.1 bu/acre. U.S. new crop corn production is higher at a record 14.032 billion bushels, again lower than the expected 14.25 billion bushels. Corn use is revised upward nearly across the board, with the biggest increase coming in feed use with a 50 million bushel increase in consumption. There was a 25 million bushel upward revision for exports, ethanol use, and food, seed, industrial use.
Yield estimates for the state of Mississippi were also reported in today's crop production report. Based on current conditions, Mississippi is expected to top last year's record yield at 178 bu/acre, 2 bu/acre higher than a year ago. Overall, the report has had a bullish impact on corn markets with September futures closing up a little more than a penny on the day after trading lower much of the morning before the report's release.
Soybeans only saw minor revisions in yield and production compared to a month ago. Yields were revised up by 0.2 bu/acre and production was increased by 16 million bushels. Soybean crop conditions continue to look very good with 70% of the U.S. crop reported to be in good or excellent condition at a critical stage of development in which 72% of the crop is setting pods. Mississippi is expecting another record yield for soybeans this year, with current estimates coming in at 48 bu/acre, topping last year's yield by 3 bu/acre.
For more detail on crop futures and Mississippi local cash prices click here.

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