Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                  02.02.15  

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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.

Your Choice
2 balls
The winning bidder may choose either the Dan Mullin - MSU or Hugh Freeze - Ole Miss signed football.
Donated by Lafayette
County Cattlemen's Association

Ironwood Domino Set

Hand crafted from desert Ironwood, this unique set would make a great gift or addition to your collection.This set of double six comes in an Ironwood carrying case.

Home Decor

Several framed prints and canvas gallery wraps will be offered to add a 
beautiful touch to your home or office.

50th Annual
Dixie National
Livestock Show & Rodeo

Convention Highlights 

Join us Saturday, February 14 for an entertaining and informative day at Convention 2015.
Speakers include Dr. John Michael Riley with his projections on the 2015 cattle market along with Dr. Jane Parish's analysis of results from market cow and calf observations at local sale barns.
Kansas State's Dr. Mike Apley will cover the timely topic of antibiotic regulation changes and Colin Woodall will update us on happenings in Washington, DC.
Between meetings, visit vendors in the Dixie Farm Expo for the latest products and services for your farm or ranch.
Check the convention schedule here.
Scholarship Luncheon & President's Banquet Tickets
Fifty outstanding students will be honored at the awards luncheon on February 14. College scholarships from The Wax Company, Cattlemen's Foundation and CattleWomen's Association will be presented.
That evening, Panola County Cattlemen's Association will host a reception for incoming MCA President Dr. Harold Newcomb at 5:30 followed by the President's Banquet at the Ag Museum.
Two Rivers Restaurant will cater both events and tickets must be purchased by February 6.
Conservation Stewardship Program   

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State Conservationist Kurt Readus with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last week that applications are being accepted for the $100 million Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
"CSP is a way of incentivizing farmers, ranchers, and private forest managers who maintain a high level of conservation on their land and agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship," said Readus.
See the news release for details.
Renting pasture land?

Check out the Forage Newsletter for answers to your questions.

Junior Cattlemen's Association      

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.

9 Billion Served!
Against tough competition from other sandwiches and flat to declining restaurant traffic, burgers ordered at U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets had a banner year in 2014. There were  9 billion servings of burgers ordered at U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets last year, an increase of 3 percent compared to prior year, according to foodservice market research.

Allied Industry Members

Positive feed


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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.

Beef Barn

While attending the Dixie National Livestock Show & Rodeo, stop by the Beef Barn for a great ribeye steak sandwich, hot beef sundae or beef burger.
We are on the midway, across from Barn 14.

Other auction items

Engraved Cowbells

John Deere toys, Weekend Getaway to Orange Beach, K2 ICEvault cooler, Dale Murphy autographed baseball, painting on tin, collectables, logo items, and more.

BIF 2015

Coming to Mississippi
June 9 - 12
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Jackson, MS 39202