Mississippi Cattlemen's Association July 20, 2015
Cattle Calculator
The MSUES Cattle Calculator App is  available for download for Apple devices. Cattle Calculator allows beef cattle producers to make quick everyday calculations important for their operations. Calculations related to reproductive management, animal performance, and management decisions are available. Visit the app store to download for free. 
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Cattle Market Notes 
Dr. Brian Williams
Week ending July 17th

Cash Cattle:

Cash traded fed cattle finished the week lower. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $146.00 for live sales, and $235.00 for dressed; respectively, down $5.43 and $5.27. Total volume sold was 23,000 head lower than a week ago and 39,000 head lower than last year.
Feeder steer cattle and calves are difficult to compare to last week because of the low volume sold. Pasture conditions continue to look good this summer. The USDA rated 65% of U.S. pastures in good or excellent condition this week, down 1% from last week and up from a rating of 55% good or excellent a year ago. Mississippi pasture conditions are rated 73% good or excellent. In Mississippi auctions, lighter weight feeders weighing 450-500 pounds were averaging $255.00, while heavy steers were averaging $201.00. Oklahoma City feeder steers and heifers were down $2.00 to $13.00 this week.


Live cattle futures were down across the board this week while feeder cattle were up across the board. August live cattle were down about $0.83 on the week, while February live cattle were down $0.73. Feeder cattle were higher with August futures up $3.95 from last Friday and January futures are up $2.38 on the week. Corn were down this week with September futures down $0.15 and December futures down $0.14


Wholesale boxed beef prices are lower on the week. Choice boxes averaged $234.85, down $7.36 from a week ago. Select boxes ended the week with an average of $232.12, down $6.84. The choice-select spread narrowed further from $3.25 a week ago to $2.73 this week.
Mississippi is kicking off Beef Quality Assurance certifications this fall with meetings Tuesday, Oct 13th in Hattiesburg and Monday, Nov. 2nd in Senatobia. For more locations and information on how to sign up click here.  
MJCA Field Day
MJCA will host a Grooming and Showmanship Field Day on August 8th in Raymond. Must be a MJCA member to attend. The event is free but registration is required for meal planning. For more info click here
MCA Convention Survey
Last week you received an email asking you to fill out a survey about the MCA Annual Convention. If you have not taken the time please do so. This survey will allow you to give your feedback on how to make the convention better. So check your email and take the survey!
Cattlemen's College 2015
Join MCA on Sep 23 & 24 for Cattlemen's College 2015. The events will be held at the Research Stations in Prairie and Poplarville.
Featured speaker will be Burke Teichert, former manager for Deseret Land and Cattle. Drawing on his expertise and experience, Teichert will share his "Five Essentials of Successful Ranch Management."
New Top Hand Grand Prize
How would you like to win $15,000 toward your purchase of equipment from Case IH? Here's your chance! Just recruit 5 new NCBA members to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. For each additional five members you recruit, you'll be entered another time. The Grand Prize Winner will be drawn on stage at the 2016 Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, CA. 
To learn more visit www.beefusa.org.
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2015 Deep South Stocker Conference
The seventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference is headed to Alabama.  This year's conference will be held August 6-7, 2015 in Montgomery, AL.
The Stocker Conference registration will cost $75/person and will cover all seminars, events, meals, and handouts for the two-day event.  Additionally, a trade show will be held in conjunction with the conference to allow stocker operators the opportunity to network with industry professionals and to become aware of products and services that can improve their profitably and product quality.
​For more information, visit the conference website.
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Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings


3  Homeplace Feeder Calf Board Sale
6  Warren CCA
6-7 Deep South Stocker Conference, Montgomery, AL
8  MJCA Grooming &
    Showmanship Field Day
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