Mississippi Cattlemen's Association June 8, 2015
Summer Caps Are Here!
A new shipment of summer caps are now available at the MCA office. New colors and styles! Caps are $12 and can be ordered by calling the MCA office. 

 Market Notes

Compared to last week, calves in a light test and yearlings sold firm to 5.00 higher, with many auctions that were closed during Memorial Day quoted a full 10.00 higher than two weeks ago. Receipts continue to be dominated by heavy yearlings which is fortunate since that is exactly where the best demand exists. Buyer interest still remains good for calves, best on calves under 550 lbs as in many cases localized demand is readily absorbing lightweight calves. In the Southeast calves traded mostly 2.00-5.00 higher.
There remain plenty of bearish attitudes lurking about as Boxed-beef values have moved sharply lower and cries of weak beef demand remains in circulation.

Boxed-beef values have come back down to earth since Memorial Weekend, as seasonal prices are trending lower but seasonally on target. Boxed beef values will have to soften to stimulate buying interest from retailers. After topping out at 265.59 on May 19th, Choice product has since steadily declined and closed Friday 3.83 lower for the day at 244.65. A seasonal decline in fed cattle prices so far has not been accompanying the boxed-beef trade, with most trade still hovering around the 158.00-160.00 level that still continues to capture trade as of last Friday.

​Wheat harvest is starting to get underway and will be making its way up through the Southern Plains which will limit the already abbreviated auction schedules. The nation’s corn crop is within 5 percent of being completely planted as 95 percent is in the ground with 84 percent emerged and 74 percent rated good to excellent. Auction volume included 52 percent weighing over 600 lbs and 39 percent heifers.

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Hay Production and Forage Field Day
Coastal Plains Branch Experiment Station in Newton will host a field day on June 30 at 5:00 p.m. Topics will include; Hay Production and Management, Pasture Weed Control, Current Forage Research, and Sprayer Calibration. Registration is free but for meal planning please call (601) 683-2084.
Let Us Know
Do you have a county meeting or event coming up this summer? If so please contact cassie@mscattlemen.org.

Save The Date
J​​oin us on Sep 23 & 24 for Cattlemen's College 2015. The events will be held at the Research Stations in Prairie and Poplarville. 
Deep South Brahman Association Field Day
On June 13, the Deep South Brahman Association will host their annual meeting and junior show at the Simpson County Junior Livestock Building in Mendenhall. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Following lunch there will be a Showmanship Contest and Junior Show. For more information contact Stacy Broadhead at (601) 906-2148 or Kathy Pounds (334) 652-4889.
Ag & Forestry Expo Mississippi Ag & Forestry Museum in Jackson wil host a Ag & Forestry Expo on June 12. Topics will cover land management, wildlife, timber, farm bill programs, and much more. There will also be exhibitor boots, tractor, and farm safety demonstrations. 
Don't miss "Raising the Barn" benefit concert beginning at  6:00 p.m. to support the Ag and Forestry Museum Foundation. For more information click here
Cattlemen Highlight BQA at White House Forum
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association participated in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship in Washington D.C. Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Kathy Simmons and Dr. Mike Apley, a cattle producer and veterinarian from Kansas attended and participated in the meeting on behalf of NCBA. 
​While NCBA has been focused on stewardship for decades, last year NCBA organized research advisory groups composed of a wide range of researchers within the agricultural community to direct the planning for future antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance research activities. The Administration also released the final rule for the Veterinary Feed Directive, aiming to place antibiotic stewardship in the hands of veterinarians.
​For more information click here.
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 9  Beef Improvement 
     Federation Conference,
11  Covington CCA
13  Deep South Brahman
      Field Day & Jr. Show,
16  Newton CCA
18  Forrest/Lamar CCA
22 Making Tracks,
30 Coastal Plains Branch
     Forage Field Day,
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Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
680 Monroe St. Suite A • Jackson, MS 39202