Mississippi Cattlemen's Association June 21, 2015
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. 
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 $151.29 for live sales, and $240.20 for dressed; respectively, down $3.57 and $4.99. Total volume sold was 7,000 head higher than a week ago and 64,000 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, up from 63% good or excellent last week and 54% good or excellent a year ago. Mississippi pasture conditions are rated 72% good or excellent. In Mississippi auctions, lighter weight feeders and calves were steady to $5.00 lower, while heavy steers were slightly lower than a week ago. Oklahoma City feeder steers and heifers were steady to $7.00 lower this week.

Live cattle and feeder cattle futures were mixed this week. August live cattle were down about $0.12 on the week, while February live cattle were up $1.10. Feeder cattle were also mixed with August futures down $0.02 from last Friday but January futures up $0.67 on the week. Corn futures were largely unchanged on the week, with only a penny difference for most contracts.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on the week. Choice boxes averaged $249.87, up $3.49 from a week ago. Select boxes ended the week with an average of $243.67, up $3.90. The choice-select spread narrowed from $6.61 a week ago to $6.20 this week.
Forrest/Lamar CCA Meeting
Over 40 cattlemen attended the Forrest/Lamar County Cattlemen's Association meeting last week. Town & Country Feed store sponsored the meal.
Trade Promotion Authority Passes House
The U.S. House of Representatives passed Trade Promotion Authority with a vote of 218 to 208, as stand-alone legislation. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly supports TPA and applauds the House for taking this necessary step to securing future free trade deals that will boost American exports.
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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.
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.
Kid Friendly
Make dinner fun for all ages with kid-approved recipes that satisfy picky palates and grown-up sensibilities. Get the family together and enjoy mealtime. For recipes click here.
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Total Recipe Time: 55 minutes 1 hour and 5 minutes
Makes 18 sliders
22 Making Tracks,
30  Lawrence CCA
30 Coastal Plains Branch
     Forage Field Day,


​7   Smith CCA
16 Simpson County Forage Field Day
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