Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                  2.16.15  

Stock Cow Sale
Saturday, March 7
Tadlock Stockyard
Bay Springs
500 head
Pairs & Bred Cows
Open & Bred Heifers

Tuesday is
Beef Night
at the Rodeo
50th Annual
Dixie National
runs nightly through
Wednesday, Feb. 18


26 Panola CCA

4 MBCIA Annual Meeting


5 Hinds Bull Test Sale &
     MBCIA Sale

12-14 AI School, MSU

19 Webster CCA

BIF 2015

Coming to Mississippi
June 9 - 12
Scholarships total $77,000  


At Saturday's convention, $77,000 in college scholarships was awarded to children and grandchildren of MCA members.


These scholarships were made possible by The Wax Company, Cattlemen's Foundation, and CattleWomen's Association.
Southern AgCredit Donation   
Again this year, Southern AgCredit donated their champion steer purchased in the Sale of Junior Champions, to MCA.
We thank Southern AgCredit for their continuing support of county and state cattlemen's assocation activities.
Hull is Hall of Fame Inductee  
Vaiden cattleman Charlie Hull was inducted into the Cattlemen's Hall of Fame Saturday evening.
Hull is past president of the Mississippi Beef Council, Mississippi Cattlemen's Association, and served six years as our state's representative on the Cattlemen's Beef Board. He retired as head of the state ASCS.
Sale of Junior Champions

At the Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions, 35 scholarships were awarded to Mississippi 4-H and FFA youth that totaled $55,500.  
Following the scholarship presentations, 43 market animals were sold for a record total of over $382,000; surpassing the 2013 record sale by almost $14,000.
Outstanding County Winner    

Jack Schaffer accepted the Outstanding County Affiliate Award on behalf of Marshall County Cattlemen's Association.

The award includes a $500 prize provided by Mike Inglish and Postive Feed.


Positive feed


Allied Industry Members

Positive feed


Merial color



Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
February 16, 2015

Cash Cattle:
For the most part, when assessing the changes from last week to this week, steadiness across all markets the over-arching theme. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $160.54, live, and $255.15, dressed; respectively, down $1.81 and up $3.15. Nebraska traded cattle at $255 and $160-$162, for dressed and live, respectively. Similarly, live sales were recorded at the same $160-$162 level.
Feeder steers in Mississippi auction markets were mixed but mostly steady, with the exception being heavy weight feeder steers. Heavy weight cattle ended the week $10 lower. Feeder heifers were steady.  In Oklahoma City, feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 lower, while calves were $2-$5 higher..

Cattle futures ended the week steady (to slightly higher for feeder futures). Support stemmed mostly from steady cash cattle, strengthening beef prices during most of the week, and overall positive sentiment in the general economy.
Corn futures were two cents per bushel higher across contract months.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower, but moved mildly higher until the end of the week. Choice boxes averaged $238.69, down $3.06. Select boxes ended the week at an average of $234.27, down $0.83.
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