Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                  1.26.15  

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MCA Convention & Dixie Farm Expo

February 13 & 14
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A Taste of Beef

Join us Friday, February 13 at the Ag Museum for a fun evening of great beef dishes and the benefit auction.

Wooden Hat
wooden hat
Handcrafted by Cliff & William Valentine from a 75# block of maple, this hat is truly a unique collector's item.
Donated by Marshall County Cattlemen's Association

Weekend Get-Away
& Fishing Trip


Enjoy a relaxing get-away at the beautiful Legacy Key Condominium in Orange Beach, Alabama.
The beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bath condo offers fully-equipped kitchens with modern
appliances, washer/dryer, whirlpool tub, cable TV and free wireless Internet access.
Also included is a two-day fishing trip aboard the Tacky Jack.
This weekend package is compliments of Ronnie & Nan Herrington.

50th Annual
Dixie National
Livestock Show & Rodeo


29 Stone CCA

30 Hinds CCA


4-7 Cattle Industry

          San Antonio

13-14 MCA Convention &
             Trade Show

BIF 2015

Coming to Mississippi
June 9 - 12
Convention Highlights 
Dr. Mike Apley will join us to discuss the looming issue of antibiotic use in animals.
A pharmacologist at Kansas State University, Dr. Apley is one of the foremost authorities on issues related to drug use in food animals.
"A Taste of Beef" dinner and auction returns in 2015 with a dozen of Jackson's finest restaurants serving their favorite beef dishes on February 13 at the Agriculture Museum.
The Dixie National Farm Expo is back on February 13 & 14 in the Trade Mart with the latest products and services for beef producers.
MCA's Annual Convention activities include the business meeting, Scholarship Luncheon, and President's Banquet, all on Saturday, February 14.
MSU Livestock Judging Team
Congratulations to the MSU Livestock Judging Team on their successes at the National Western Stock Show in Denver where they finished just out of the top ten.
In February, they will enter contests at the Dixie National, San Antonio, and Houston Livestock Shows.
The Cattlemen's Foundation has established a fund to help defray travel expenses for the team.
Tax deductible contributions can be made to the Cattlemen's Foundation, 680 Monroe St., Jackson, MS 39202.
MCA Convention February 13 & 14  


Colin Woodall, chief lobbyist for NCBA, will be on program Saturday morning to provide an update on issues affecting cattlemen in Washington, DC.


Register today for all the convention activities. No tickets will be sold at the door for the Scholarship Luncheon or President's Banquet.
There are only 10 rooms remaining in the cattlemen's block at the Holiday Inn Express on High Street. Call the hotel direct at (601) 948-4466 and ask for the MCA block.
MJCA Meeting    
All junior exhibitors are invited to attend the Mississippi Junior Cattlemen's Association meeting February 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Dixie Sales Arena.
Producer Advisory Committees     

Agricultural producers across the state will have a chance to provide input on MSU research and extension programs at three regional meetings.
The central region meets on February 17 in Raymond, northern region meets in Verona on February 19, and southern region meets February 24 in Biloxi.
Contact your county extension service office for details. 

Jones County Meeting
A record crowd of over 200 cattlemen attended last week's meeting of the Jones County Cattlemen's Association.
Purina Feeds and Don's Farm Supply sponsored the event.

Accepting Applications  
MCA is accepting applications for Executive Vice President.
Job description and the application form are posted under "News" on the MCA website. Applications and resumes should be emailed to: mscattle@telepak.net by January 30.
Allied Industry Members

Positive feed


Merial color



Wheels for Bucks

Merck will reward MCA for each Ralgro wheel we collect before the February convention.
Bring your wheels to the Dixie National and drop them in the Ralgro Barrel at the Beef Barn or give them to any MCA officer.

Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
January 23, 2015

Cash Cattle:
Cash fed cattle were lower once again this week. The five-area fed steers price ended the week at $159.51, live, and $256.03, dressed; respectively, down $3.63 and $7.41. Cash trades in Texas and Kansas were reported at $160 for live cattle. In Nebraska, dressed sales were mostly $256 mid-week, while live sales came in at $159-$160 earlier in the week.
Feeder steers and heifers in Mississippi auction markets were called $10-$25 lower during the week. Cull cows and bulls were steady to $1 higher. In Oklahoma City, feeder steers and heifers were $5-$15 lower, while calves traded $10-$15 lower.

Cattle futures took another hit this week, but the drop was not nearly as severe as the past two weeks. In fact, most live and feeder contracts attempted a rally on Wednesday and Thursday. Both cash fed cattle and wholesale boxed beef were lower, which pressured markets. USDA released their monthly Cattle on Feed report Friday. The report revealed more cattle in feedlots versus one year ago, but inventories were lower than expected due to a much smaller amount of placements.
Corn futures were mostly steady compared to last Friday's close. Early in the week prices began to rise, but the rally lost steam midweek giving up most of the early week gains. Exports showed improvements in early week reports, but global grain production continues to expand.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower. Choice boxes averaged $256.85, down $4.66. Select boxes ended the week at an average of $248.64, down $3.49.
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association | | mscattle@telepak.net | http://www.mscattlemen.org
680 Monroe St.
Jackson, MS 39202