Mississippi Cattlemen's Association June 29, 2015
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.
New Kuhn
GMD Select Mowers
The new GMD Select Series is an all-new evolution of existing Kuhn mowers for small and mid-sized farms. With working widths of 5’3” to 9’2” they offer fast, clean mowing of heavy grasses and delicate forage crops.
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Cattle Market Notes 
Dr. Brian Williams

Cash Cattle
Cash traded fed cattle finished the week lower. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $148.68 for live sales, and $238.01 for dressed; respectively, down $2.61 and $2.19. Total volume sold was 6,000 head higher than a week ago and 60,000 head lower than last year.
Feeder steer cattle and calves were mixed across much of the U.S. this week with prices finishing the week higher in some areas and lower in other areas. Pasture conditions continue to look good this summer. The USDA rated 65% of U.S. pastures in good or excellent condition this week, unchanged from last week and up from a rating of 55% good or excellent a year ago. Mississippi pasture conditions are rated 71% good or excellent. In Mississippi auctions, lighter weight feeders and calves were steady to $2.50 higher, while heavy steers were down $6.50 from a week ago. Oklahoma City feeder steers and heifers were up $2.00 to $3.00 this week.

Live cattle and feeder cattle futures were down across the board this week. August live cattle were down about $2.25 on the week, while February live cattle were down $1.87. Feeder cattle were also lower with August futures down $6.18 from last Friday and January futures are down $3.80 on the week. Wet weather through much of the corn belt have brought corn futures up sharply on the week, with July futures up $0.32 and December futures up $0.33.

Wholesale boxed beef prices continues their summer climb this week. Choice boxes averaged $254.31, up $4.44 from a week ago. Select boxes ended the week with an average of $248.94, up $5.27. The choice-select spread further narrowed from $6.20 a week ago to $5.37 this week.
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Making Tracks
Thirty-two junior cattlemen from across the state attended Making Tracks last week in Starkville. Attendees traveled to Prairie Research Unit for a tour and a trailer backing contest. They also learned about dehorning, meat cuts, parliamentary procedure, fly control, branding, and telling their ag story. 
Simpson County Forage Field Day
The forage field day will be held at Broadhead Cattle Farm in Mendenhall, MS on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Registration is free, but early registration is encouraged for meal purposes. Please contact Mr. Charlie Bush at (601) 847-1335 for registration information.
Jr. Simmental Members Shine
Nine members of the Mississippi Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association successfully represented their state at the 2015 American Junior Simmental Eastern Regional Classic in West Springfield, MA.
First place honors were awarded in Junior Cattlemen’s Quiz –Olivia Branum; Senior Cattlemen’s Quiz—Jessica Smith; Junior Cattle Judging—Lamar Clanton.  
Overall Junior Winners— Olivia Branum (4th), Lamar Clanton (8th) and Todd Rogers (10th)
Senior Overall Winners— Jessica Smith (3rd) and Cameron Crawford (6th).
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.
Time For A New Cap?
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. 

2015 National Santa Gertrudis Queen
During the 2015 National Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show in Oklahoma, McRae Clay, daughter of Dixie and Will Clay of Madison, was chosen as the 2015 National Santa Gertrudis Queen. ​ McRae has also served on the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association board as a director. 

BCIA Newsletter
The June 2015 issue of the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association newsletter is now available.  Current and past issues of the MBCIA newsletter are available online click here.

Total Recipe Time: 35 to 40 minutes
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