Mississippi Cattlemen's Association                  2.23.15  

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

Bull Sale
Thursday, March 5
Hinds CC Sale Facility
53 Bulls Sell
link to catalog

Annual Meeting
6:00 p.m.
March 4
Hinds CC
Bull Sale Facility

February Newsletter


23 Monroe CCA

24 Oktibbeha CCA

24 Adams CCA
26 Wayne CCA

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
Sundbeck is Top Cattleman  


Town Creek Farm President Joy Reznicek and John Elliott congratulate Milton Sundbeck on being named Cattleman of the Year.

Located near West Point, Sundbeck's Town Creek is one of the nation's foremost Brangus operations.


Zip's Wins Best Burger Contest   
  Zips We congratulate Zip's Restaurant as winner of the Mississippi's Best Burger Contest.
Zip's has been operating in Magee by the Windham family for 52 years.
The restaurant moved to its present location in 1978 after fire destroyed the original building.

Wax Scholars   
All Wax

The Wax Company awarded 28 $1000 scholarships at last week's MCA Convention.
They also funded a majority of the Cattlemen's Foundation Endowment Account that supports educational projects in the state.
Sales of Marshall and Jackson Ryegrass enable the company to continue their sponsorship of these youth programs.
Star Junior Awards
Karlea Dixon of Lawrence County and Corrine Jackson of Webster County were winners of the Star Junior Cattleman Awards.
The competition is based on a record book outlining the applicant's cattle operation.
Collegiate Judging Contest     

NEO team  
Mississippi hosted 200 collegiate judges at the Dixie National All-Beef Judging Contest.
The University of Arkansas won the senior college division and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M topped the junior college division.
Twenty teams from around the country competed.

Farmweek Convention Coverage
Changes coming in cattle antibiotic use   Feb 20 2015
Changes coming in cattle antibiotic use

Allied Industry Members

Positive feed


Merial color



Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
February 20, 2015

Cash Cattle:
Cash fed cattle were mostly steady once again this week. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $159.99, live, and $256.36, dressed; respectively, down $0.50 and up $1.21. Cash trades in Kansas were reported at $160 for live cattle. In Nebraska, dressed sales were mostly $253-$258 during the week, while live sales came in at $159-$160.
Feeder steers in Mississippi auction markets were $5-$10 lower and heifers were mostly $5 lower. In Oklahoma City, feeder steers were steady to $4 higher, while feeder heifers were steady. Heifer calves sold $5-$15 higher.

Feeder and live cattle futures contracts were mostly steady throughout the week until Friday. Cash markets appeared to be holding the line and giving futures participants reason to do the same. Boxed beef prices added support as they moved slightly higher during the week. Friday brought about more bearish sentiment with regard to beef demand as the U.S. economy remains sluggish, while pork and chicken supplies look to be competitive. Friday afternoon USDA released their monthly inventory of cattle in feedlots. The report revealed 10.711 million head of cattle are in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or more. This was even with one year ago and on par with the no-change that was expected. Cattle placed into these feedlots throughout January totaled 1.787 million head, down 11%, which was slightly higher than the expected 14% decline.
Corn futures ended the week lower. Most contracts stayed within a five cent per bushel range throughout the week.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher, and moved higher throughout the week. Choice boxes averaged $239.47, up $0.78. Select boxes ended the week at an average of $235.32, up $1.05.
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